South Korea striker accepts doping ban

Kang Soo-il will be missing the next 15 games. Credit: Reuters

South Korea striker Kang Soo-il has decided to accept his 15-match ban after testing positive for a banned substance.

Methyltestosterone - a banned steroid - was found in his sample forcing the South Korean football association to ban him hours before he was set to make his international debut.

The Jeju United forward had claimed the positive test result was due to a moustache-growing cream, but has since accepted his sanction.