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Manchester City charged by the FA over anti-doping rules

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Manchester City charged by the FA over anti-doping rules

Burnley's English goalkeeper Tom Heaton dives but fails to save a shot from Manchester City's French defender Gael Clichy

OLI SCARFF

AFP

Man City have until 19 January 2017 to respond to the charge and have been charged with failure to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate.

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association in regards to anti-doping rules.

An FA statement said: "Manchester City have been charged in relation to The FA’s Rules on Anti-Doping.

"It is alleged the club failed to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d). City have until 19 January 2017 to respond to the charge."

What are "Club Whereabouts" rule

Based on a PDF issued by the FA, the "Club Whereabouts" rule states: "Whenever you are going to be absent from a scheduled squad training session, you must notify The FA of your whereabouts. This also applies if you are leaving a training session early (before the finish time that your club have told The FA) or if you are training at a venue separately from the majority of the squad, such as a gym or swimming pool."

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