Al-Ittihad Club received shocking news on the evening of Monday, May 16, 2022, to suspend the team’s star, Fahd Al-Mawlid, for his doping, issued by the Saudi Anti-Doping Control Committee.

This news came like a thunderbolt not only to the fans of the captain, who needs the player to complete his mission successfully and win the Saudi League for the first time in years, but also to all those interested in sports and football, especially in the Kingdom.

The reason for this is the long period of suspension of Fahd Al-Mawlid, which also includes depriving him of wearing the Saudi national team shirt in all upcoming events and tournaments, especially the 2022 World Cup, which is months away.

In the following lines, we learn the full story of the arrest of Fahd Al-Mawlid, and all the details related to this decision issued by the Saudi Anti-Doping Control Committee.

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What are the details of stopping Fahd Al-Mawlid?

The beginning was last March, when the result of a sample from Fahd Al-Mawlid was withdrawn from him in conjunction with the match between Al-Ittihad and Cooperation in the King’s Cup 2022 quarter-final, which was on February 21.

The result of the sample came out on March 27, 2022, and it was positive and stable for the generator’s use of doping materials, as stated in the report of the Swiss Anti-Doping Laboratory, which is internationally accredited by the Anti-Doping Agency.

It was decided to temporarily suspend Fahd Al-Mawlid, starting from the day following the result and informing him of it, and the committee provided an opportunity for the player to defend himself, through an attendance session that was held on May 11, 2022, after which the committee came out with a decision to suspend.

A screenshot from a previous match between Al Hilal and Al Ittihad (Twitter/ SPL)

What is the stimulant substance that caused the suspension of Fahd Al-Mawlid?

According to the report of the Saudi Anti-Doping Commission, the substance found in Fahd’s sample was furosemide, a substance banned in sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Furosemide is one of the substances of group G5 of doping banned for athletes all over the world, and according to the report of the Saudi Committee, it is one of the ways to conceal doping, as it was described in the report: “diuretics and hidden agents of doping substances.”

What is the period of suspension of Fahd Al-Mawlid?

The Saudi Anti-Doping Control Committee decided, in its latest decision issued on the evening of Monday, May 16, 2022, to ban Fahd Al-Mawlid for a period of 18 months starting from the date of the temporary suspension of March 28, 2022, whether at the local or international level.

The committee’s decision also stated that the player was banned from sports competition in general during the mentioned period, provided that he returns to training within the last two months of the suspension period.

This means that the player will continue his absence from the stadiums, which began on March 28, 2022, until September 28, 2023, and during this period Fahd Al-Mawlid will not even participate in the training of Al-Ittihad club or the Saudi national team.

Punishment for Fahd Al-Mawlid

the eventthe reasonThe punishmentPunishment period
Stop Fahad Al-MawlidDopingstop18 months (from March 28, 2022 to September 2022)

Is the decision to stop Fahd Al-Mawlid final?

The decision to ban Fahd Al-Mawlid from playing, issued by the Saudi Anti-Doping Control Committee, is not final, and according to its statement, the player has the right to file an appeal within a period not exceeding 21 days from the issuance of the decision.

Matters are now in the hands of Al-Mawlid, and he is now able to file an appeal in the hope of changing the decision, but with a look at the recent history of the incident, the star of Al-Ittihad and the Saudi national team refused to examine his second sample, so does he refuse to file the appeal as well?

What tournaments will Fahd Al-Mawlid miss?

First, Fahd Al-Mawlid will be absent from the Saudi national team in the 2022 World Cup, and he will also not be able to participate in the 2023 Asian Cup, for which China apologized a few days ago, if it was held on time.

With Al-Ittihad, Al-Mawlid will not complete the remainder of the current season in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup League, and he will be absent from all Al-Ameed’s championships next season, namely the Saudi League, the King’s Cup and the Asian Champions League, in addition to the Super Cup if the Tigers win the league.

Championships that Fahad Al-Mawlid misses

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Saudi teamWorld Cup 2022, Asian Cup 2023
the UnionSaudi League 2023, King’s Cup 2023, AFC Champions League 2023

What is the history of Fahd Al-Mawlid with steroids?

When looking in memory for Fahd Al-Mawled’s previous crises, we will find one related to his suspension due to doping, dating back 3 years.

In 2019, the test sample for doping for the generator came back positive, and it was decided to suspend it for a year at that time, and the suspension began from May 19, 2019, and ended on May 8, 2020.

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