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North Korea banned from 2015 Women's World Cup

Zurich, Switzerland (Sports Network) - FIFA banned North Korea from the 2015 Women's World Cup on Thursday, following positive doping tests from the recent tournament in Germany.

Five North Korean players tested positive for steroids during the tournament, and FIFA also imposed a fine of $400,000, which amounts to the money the team would have received from playing in the tournament.

Jong Pok Sim, Hong Myong Hui, Ho Un Byol and Ri Un Hyang were suspended for 18 months, while Song Jong Sun was banned 14 months. Colombia's Yineth Varon was also banned for two years for doping.

08/25 17:24:47 ET