Paolo Guerrero: Court Lifts Provisional Suspension On Ban, Striker Banned Until April 2019

The Swiss Federal Court has lifted the provisional suspension on the ban given to Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero.

The 34-year-old Peru captain was slapped with a 14-month ban after he tested positive for cocaine metabolites during a Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

His ban was provisionally suspended earlier this summer (May) for him to feature for Peru at the tournament proper in Russia.

The court has now lifted the provisional suspension on his ban meaning that he will serve the eight-month suspension that remains.

Paolo Guerrero has exhausted every opportunity possible to have his ban overturned and won’t be free to play until his suspension expires in April 2019.

He won’t be able to play for new club, Inter Porto Alegre until next year (April).

The former Hamburg attacker recently signed a three-year deal with the club until 2021 after joining from fellow Brazilian top flight side Flamengo earlier this summer.