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Biological passports for FIFA World Cup 2014

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LAUSANNE (AFP): Every player at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be required to have a biological passport, the sport’s world governing body FIFA announced on Friday.FIFA intend to introduce the system of biological profiling at this year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil, as part of the worldwide crackdown on doping in sport and it should be fully operational by the next World Cup.

A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) met FIFA officials at their Zurich headquarters, and WADA president John Fahey said his agency was “very satisfied with the commitment of FIFA on the biological profiles”.

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