Saudi legend Mohammed Noor banned for 4 years by anti-drug body

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Mohammed Noor

Saudi anti-drug committee has suspended Al-Ittihad attacker for 4 years for the use of the synthetic drug amphetamine, local sources reported.

The main effects of amphetamine include alertness, wakefulness, a decrease sense of fatigue and increased confidence, however the drug hasn’t been known to create extra physical strength or mental energy.

It is considered as a performance drug by many anti-drug bodies, and are included in most of drug-related tests.

The 38-year-old Mohammed Noor has played nearly 400 league games for Al-Ittihad, scoring more than 130 goals. He helped Al-Ittihad to win the Saudi Premier League on seven occasions, and also won the AFC Champions League twice in 2004 and 2005 with the club.

On international level, Noor has played for the national team since 1999, representing them in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup. He has scored 8 goals in nearly 100 appearances for the Green Falcons.

Noor’s contract with Al-Ittihad will expire next summer, and the suspension is likely to force him to end his playing career.