Guerrero scores twice on Peru return after doping ban

first_img0Shares0000Paolo Guerrero’s availability at the World Cup is a huge boost for Peru © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINIST. GALLEN, Switzerland, Jun 3 – Paolo Guerrero scored twice in a 3-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia to cap an emotional week for the Peru captain who was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.The 34-year-old striker won a last-ditch legal appeal on Thursday to appear at the tournament in Russia despite being banned after testing positive for traces of cocaine following a World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October. The Swiss federal tribunal, Guerrero’s last legal recourse, overturned a ruling by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that saw him suspended for 14 months.As well as allowing Guerrero to participate in the June 14-July 15 showpiece, it has also given the player hope of seeing his ban reduced or annulled as it ruled the CAS decision “unjustified”.Guerrero has played just a handful of matches for his Brazilian club Flamengo since he was initially banned on November 3, a ruling that forced him out of Peru’s two-legged World Cup play-off with New Zealand.But the former Bayern Munich star displayed no obvious signs of rust against Saudi Arabia in St Gallen, Switzerland, as his two goals sealed a convincing win after Andre Carrillo had fired the South Americans ahead on 21 minutes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN

first_imgA mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their family chip-van was hit with a bullet on Saturday evening.A pellet gun is believed to have been used in the attack.The well-known chip-van located at Newmills, Letterkenny was shot at just before 7.30pm on Saturday night.The van is operated by local couple Sabrina and David Mackey who also live locally. It is understood that Ms Mackey and her young daughter were working in the van at the time of the attack.Letterkenny Town councillor Tom Crossan has slammed the incident.He told Donegal Daily “This is absolutely scandalous and I would appeal to anyone who saw anything to contact Gardai.“If anyone knows this chip-van, there is quite a large hatch at the front. “If this bullet have had went into that hatch and hit one of these people, then there could have been very serious consequences.”The incident has been reported to Gardai who have carried out an examination of the scene.It is understood that the gun used to fire the bullet may have been a high-powered pellet gun.  MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chip-vanCllr Tom CrossanNEWMILLSpellet gunlast_img read more