2 North Koreans fail drug test

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In this photo made available on Thursday, July 7, 2011 North Korea's players leave the pitch for a doping test after the group C match against Colombia at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Bochum, Germany, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The whole team had to do the doping test after the match due to two players that have been tested positiv before. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — FIFA says two North Korea players have failed drug tests at the Women's World Cup.

Defenders Song Jong Sun and Jong Pok Sim tested positive after North Korea's first two group games and were suspended for Wednesday's match against Colombia that ended in a 0-0 draw. Both teams were eliminated.

FIFA's medical director Jiri Dvorak didn't identify the substance involved.

After the match against Colombia, the 19 remaining players on North Korea's squad were tested.

The two defenders were listed in the staring lineup against Colombia, but were taken off the list and provisionally suspended when the results of the drug tests came in shortly before kickoff.

North Korea finished the tournament without scoring a goal. It lost 2-0 against United States and 1-0 to Sweden before drawing with Colombia.

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