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Flachi Handed 12-Year Ban

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Francesco Flachi’s career is effectively over after he was handed a 12-year ban for a second positive test for cocaine.

The 35-year-old Brescia player will be suspended until January 12, 2022. He previously served a two-year ban, which began in 2007, for a positive cocaine test that ended his career with Sampdoria.

The Italian Olympic Committee stopped short of a lifetime ban, such as that given to former Brescia midfielder Jonathan Bachini for a second positive cocaine test in 2006, although the length of the ban will have a similar effect in Flachi’s case.

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