MEXICO CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- The Mexican soccer federation has banned two national team players for one year after they tested positive for steroid use.
Aaron Galindo and Salvador Carmona tested positive for the anabolic steroid norandrosterone last month at an internal team testing shortly before the Confederations Cup in Germany.
Both players played in Mexico's initial matches against Japan and Brazil but were kicked off the team for "disciplinary reasons" and flown to Mexico.
The FMF initially refused to admit doping was involved.
Mexico went on to win its group stage and was only stopped by Argentina in the semi-finals.
Galindo and Carmona will be banned from playing for their club CD Cruz Azul, and will likely miss next year's FIFA World Cup in Germany, the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Wednesday.