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JOHANNESBURG – World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey says even though it is highly unlikely that a new testing laboratory in Brazil will be ready for the World Cup next year, it's a problem FIFA should be able to overcome.
Fahey said there would be a "transportation challenge" for the world football body to test player samples out of Brazil.
WADA revoked the accreditation of the current Brazilian lab this year and a new one is being set up, but is unlikely to be ready in time for June's World Cup kickoff.
FIFA plans to fly samples from Brazil to Switzerland for testing, and Fahey cited an example of the IAAF transporting 40 athlete samples from a remote region in Kenya to Switzerland to show it is possible.