German’s main media distributor on football, Bild, has made an outrageous claim that the French team were doping, after investigating the home team’s dressing room following the semi final match-up.
With journalists allowed into both teams’ dressing rooms after Antoine Griezmann’s brace had secured a spot in the final for Les Blues, Bild spotted a used Guronsan, which is understood to be a caffeine stimulant.
Doping expert Professor Fritz Sorgel exclaimed, “According to the Anti-Doping Code of WADA, any effort to gain advantages over competitors other than through the power of the body is considered doping. Guronsan, for me, is therefore doping! Performance can be increased in sport with caffeine. It’s been proven. It also increases the cognitive abilities, which means the speed of response.”
Such a serious claim will undoubtedly be investigated properly by UEFA and, if found guilty, could put the French win over Die Mannschaft in serious doubt. No official comment has yet to be made, while the identity of which player used the substance has also remained confidential.