Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba banned for 4 years for doping


Paul Pogba has been handed a four-year ban following his failed drug test, according to reports in Italy, Reelradio.com.ng gathered.

Pogba, 30, was provisionally suspended back in September 2023 after his initial sample showed DHEA was found in his system which can raise levels of testosterone – a hormone that increases the endurance of athletes.

In October 2023, his failed drug test was confirmed after his B sample returned a positive result.

Pogba’s positive test was announced in September, stemming from an exam that was carried out after Juventus’ game at Udinese on Aug. 20. Pogba did not play in the Serie A match but was on Juve’s bench.

Pogba opted not to make a plea bargain with Italy’s anti-doping agency and so the case was tried before the country’s anti-doping court. A person with direct knowledge of the case confirmed the verdict to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sentence was not made public due to Italy’s privacy laws.

Pogba could appeal the decision to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The sentence could end Pogba’s career, as the France international turns 31 next month.

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