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Paul Pogba Tests Positive For Doping, Risks Long-Term Football Ban

he Juventus player first tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone…

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French footballer Paul Pogba is staring at a four-year ban after counter-analysis carried out on the failed drug test came back positive for testosterone as well.

VerseNews gathered that the Juventus player first tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, following a Serie A match against Udinese in August.

Last month, Italy’s National Antidoping Tribunal (NADO) announced the failed drug test report, which led to a provisional suspension against the midfielder.

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“The National Antidoping Tribunal informs that, in acceptance of the instance proposed by the National Antidoping Prosecutor, it has provided for the provisional suspension of the athlete Paul Labile Pogba,” NADO was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.

At the time, the anti-doping agency said the test concerns the ‘A’ sample, and if the ‘B’ sample also returns positive for testosterone, Pogba could face a four-year ban. Friday’s result was related to the B sample.

Notably, Pogba was an unused substitute during the Udinese match when the adulterated sample was collected.

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In the aftermath, Juventus released a statement in the aftermath, acknowledging the failed test and said they were considering the next steps.

“The club reserves the right to consider the next procedural steps,” read the statement.

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