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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Michel D'Hooghe
FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results.
A campaign to allow Muslim female soccer players to wear headscarves has been given a boost by the chairman of FIFA's medical committee withdrawing opposition.
"The samples will be in perfect condition, but it is also something that costs money. It is not so easy," D'Hooghe said. "But I have the guarantees that it will be done OK, because I have put forward the same question."
FIFA expects to send about 1,000 blood and urine samples to the WADA-accredited facility in Lausanne, at an extra cost of $250,000 for the governing body, said Michel D'Hooghe, who chairs FIFA's medical commission and sits on its executive committee.