Jordanian striker develops hypothermia due to doping test

Thursday January 15th, 2015

Jordanian striker Ahmad Hayel developed hypothermia and was left unconscious after drinking "several liters of water" before a doping test, according to the BBC.

Hayel was asked to provide a urine sample after Jordan's 1-0 loss to Iraq in the AFC Asia Cup group stage. When he was unable to, the testers asked him to drink water for four hours, the Jordanian FA said. As a result, he was in "a semi‐coma status." Hayel vomited in the testing room and was unconscious when he was taken back to the team hotel.

The JFA has filed an official complaint with the Asian Football Confederation over Hayel's "mistreatment." He may not be able to play in Jordan's match on Friday against Palestine.

Hayel, 31, plays for the Kuwaiti club team Al-Arabi. He made his international debut with Jordan in 2005. 

- Dan Gartland

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