Correa ban reduced

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Mallorca striker Fernando Correa has had his suspension for a positive drugs test reduced by three months.

The 30-year-old tested positive for cocaine after playing for Uruguay in an international against Venezuela on March 31 of this year.

Fifa hit the player with a 12-month ban, but that has now been reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration.

It means that Correa's suspension will now end on December 31, and he could be available for Mallorca's first game after the winter break in Spain.

That comes against Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, and boss Hector Cuper will be delighted to have the hit-man back ahead of schedule.