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.