Finland international banned for two years after positive cocaine test

Roman Eremenko plays for Russian giants CSKA Moscow at club level

Roman Eremenko, CSKA Moscow

CSKA's Roman Eremenko controls the ball during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow in Leverkusen, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Finland international Roman Eremenko has been banned from football for two years after testing positive for cocaine.

The substance was detected in a sample from the CSKA Moscow midfielder after a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in September.

The start of Eremenko's ban is backdated to October the 6th when he was provisionally suspended.

"The analysis of the A sample revealed the presence of cocaine and its metabolites," said UEFA in a statement.

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has 73 international caps, scoring five goals.

Born in the Russian capital, Moscow, he moved to Finland as a child with his family and footballer father. 

Since leaving Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv in 2011, he has spent the past five years playing in Russia.

He also had a spell at Serie A side Udinese between 2005 and 2009.