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FIFA hopeful for timely World Cup doping tests

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Corinthians's and Botafogo players battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Corinthians's and Botafogo players battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Corinthians's and Botafogo players listen to the national anthem prior to a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Corinthians's and Botafogo players listen to the national anthem prior to a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for a press conference where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands near the World Cup trophy after a press conference, where he talked about the organization and infrastructure of the upcoming World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts on 12 June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • Brazil's Neymar, right, dribbles past Serbia's Dusan Basta during a friendly soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament that starts June 12. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • Corinthians's and Botafogo players battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • Corinthians's and Botafogo players listen to the national anthem prior to a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

ZURICH — FIFA says doping samples from World Cup players in South America are arriving at a laboratory in Switzerland within 33 hours.

FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab in Lausanne are under time pressure to test samples before a player’s next match several days later.

Testing for the World Cup in Brazil is being done in Lausanne because WADA stripped the Rio de Janeiro lab’s status for repeated errors.

All 736 players at the World Cup will provide pre-tournament blood and urine samples.

FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak says the first 750 samples have arrived in Switzerland “from several Latin American countries in less than 33 hours.”

Dvorak says all samples arrived in good condition in cooled transit boxes.

Two players from each team are randomly chosen to give samples after each match.

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