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Swiss federal judge clears Peru captain to play at World Cup

In a career-defining legal victory ahead of the World Cup, Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared Thursday to play at the tournament in Russia by a Swiss supreme court judge despite a doping ban.

Switzerland's supreme court granted an interim order to freeze Guerrero's 14-month ban for a positive test for cocaine metabolites at a World Cup qualifying game.

"As a result, Paolo Guerrero can take part in the next World Cup," the federal court said, noting the tournament could be "without any doubt the crowning glory of his career."

The judge, Christina Kiss, took into account that, at 34, Guerrero should not miss his first opportunity to play at...

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