Abu Dhabi's Man City charged by FA over anti-doping rules

Premier League club has until Jan 19 to respond to charge that it allegedly breached FA policy on three occasions

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Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association for failing to ensure anti-doping officials knew where players were for drugs testing.

The club, owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have until January 19 to respond to the charge that it allegedly failed to ensure its information was accurate on three occasions.

Clubs are required to provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so that they are available for testing at all times.

The BBC reported that it is understood the information was not updated following a change to training routines.

The FA operates a 'three strikes' policy for such breaches, for which the most likely punishment is a fine.

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