- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - A doping test on a Jordan player was cancelled because he was dehydrated, the Asian Football Confederation says.

The AFC was responding on Wednesday to a complaint by Jordan, which said striker Ahmad Hayel was mistreated during the test on Monday.

The test followed a 1-0 loss to Iraq.

AFC medical officer Dr. Paisal Chantarapitak said in a statement that Hayel had some dizziness, felt nauseous, and vomited after his second attempt to provide a urine sample, at which point the test was cancelled.

The Jordanian Football Association said earlier Wednesday that its medical officer said Hayel was given only water to drink, “without salts or electrolytes” in the four hours he spent waiting to give a sample, adding “he was in a semi-coma status suffering low blood pressure.”



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