Paul Pogba banned for 4 year suspension for doping charges

Paul Pogba banned for 4 year suspension for doping charges

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba faces provisional suspension due to elevated testosterone levels detected in a post-match drug test after the team's 3-0 win against Udinese on 20 August. 

Italy's National Anti-Doping Tribunal imposed the precautionary measure, and if found guilty, Pogba could receive a ban ranging from two to four years. Juventus, in a statement, acknowledged the suspension and expressed its intent to consider the next procedural steps. 

Pogba's agent, Rafaela Pimenta, awaits the results of a second sample, emphasizing Pogba's adherence to rules. Nado stated Pogba violated anti-doping rules, identifying prohibited substances consistent with an exogenous origin. 

Testosterone, known for enhancing athletes' endurance, is the implicated hormone. Pogba has three days for a counter-analysis. The midfielder, who rejoined Juventus in 2022, has grappled with injury issues, missing notable playing time last season and the previous World Cup. Recently, a minor back problem resurfaced after his appearance against Empoli.

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