CONCACAF said Mexico will be permitted to change the five players inhibited from their 23-man Gold Cup squad over positive out of rivalry drugs test out comes.
Governing body of football for North and Central America and the Caribbean issued a report pronouncing the result.
The defending Gold cup champions, Mexico, had appealed organizers to change the players for the reason that national federation officials think they unintentionally swallowed banned clenbuterol in spoiled meat. They tried positive at a pre-tournament training camp close to Mexico City in May. Upon knowing of the outcomes, Mexican football officials shoved them from the Gold Cup after opening victory of Mexico over El Salvador.
Even without them Mexico were unbeaten in group play and higher to the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Guatemala on Saturday.
The Gold Cup arranging committee had appraised the case and got advice from world governing body FIFA.
CONCACAF said, “Based on the specific facts of this case, and on FIFA’s advice on the matter, the situation at hand is a case of force majeure as contemplated in the competition regulations.”
“Therefore the Mexican national team shall be permitted to replace the five separated players with up to five other players for the remainder of the competition.”
Guellermo Ochoa, goalkeeper, who plays on behalf of Mexican side America, defenders of Dutch side PSV Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Edgar Duenas of Mexico’s Toluca and Antonio Naelson midfielders of Toluca and Atlanta Christian Bermudez of where the players pulled from the squad by the Mexican federation as officials launched a search of the test results.