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England's Chris Smalling (left), Gary Cahill (centre) and Ross Barkley during a training session at St. George's Park

Introduction

The FA’s Doping Control rules and procedures, protects the integrity of the game and helps to safeguard the health of players.

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England's Adam Lallana during a training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

Drug Testing

You can be drug tested after a game, at a training session or at home and may be asked to provide a urine or a blood sample.

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Raheem Sterling during a training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

Medication and TUEs

Most of the drugs on The FA’s banned list are contained in everyday medicines, so it’s important to always make sure that your medicine is safe before you take it.

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England's Jordan Henderson (centre) and Andros Townsend during a training session at St George's Park

Testing & Whereabouts

If you are not going to be at a training session or are leaving early or arriving late, you must notify The FA.

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(L-R) England's Wayne Rooney, Phil Jagielka, Adam Lallana, Leighton Baines, James Milner and Jack Wilshere

Useful Contacts & Downloads

As this section shows, Doping Control can sometimes seem complicated. If you are in any doubt, speak to your club staff, or contact The FA or PFA for more information.

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