Positive news for Banfield

A brief break from World Cup stories: Banfield president Carlos Portell has confirmed that two of the club’s players, playmaker Walter Erviti and youngster Federico Sardella, have tested positive for a banned substance in CONMEBOL’s tests after the club’s elimination from the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Internacional (yeah I know, how long’s that taken?!). CONMEBOL have yet to confirm this – Portell says the club have received notification of it from the confederation, but as yet the players haven’t received a ban. If a suspension is passed down, it could be for six months. And for what? According to Portell, a diuretic…

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