Top players should not be obliged to provide information on their whereabouts to drug testers for 365 days a year, FIFA's medical chief has insisted.
In Britain, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) are pushing for a pool of 30 elite players who would have to provide details of their whereabouts for one hour every day of the year, including when they are on holiday. That would bring football closer into line with sports such as athletics, who are obliged to provide such detailed information, but talks between UKAD and the Football Association have stalled.
Professor Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's chief medical officer, said such a system was not necessary and that the system of limiting the pool to players injured or suspended for long periods worked well alongside UEFA's testing of entire teams of the clubs involved the Champions League.
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