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Juventus Midfielder Paul Pogba Banned for 4 Years for Doping

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been handed a four-year suspension from football due to doping allegations. The former Manchester United star tested positive for testosterone, leading to his provisional suspension in September.

Key Points

Suspension Details

  • Paul Pogba received a four-year ban from football following doping allegations, with Italy’s sports prosecutors advocating for the suspension.
  • The doping incident occurred after Juventus’ 3-0 victory against Udinese in the Italian Serie A opener, leading to Pogba’s provisional suspension.

Legal Proceedings

  • Pogba’s anti-doping hearing, initially scheduled for January 18, was postponed to a later date.
  • Italy’s anti-doping tribunal accepted the requests from Pogba’s legal team, though no specific details were provided regarding the outcome of the hearing.
  • Pogba’s representatives refrained from commenting on the proceedings.

Appeal Possibility

  • Pogba has the option to appeal against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Switzerland.
  • The outcome of the appeal could significantly impact Pogba’s football career.

Career Implications

  • The four-year ban potentially marks the end of Paul Pogba’s illustrious football career, including his international achievements with France.
  • Pogba, a key player in France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup victory, has faced injury challenges since rejoining Juventus from Manchester United.
  • His limited appearances for Juventus in recent seasons, coupled with missed opportunities due to injuries, have hindered his career progression.

Legal Defense

Pogba’s camp argued that the presence of testosterone resulted from a prescribed food supplement administered by a US-based doctor.
If successful, Pogba could have potentially reduced his ban by demonstrating that the doping was unintentional or occurred out of competition.

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