HomesportsJuventus Midfielder Paul Pogba Has Been Provisionally Suspended For Anti-Doping Offense

Juventus Midfielder Paul Pogba Has Been Provisionally Suspended For Anti-Doping Offense

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been hit with a provisional suspension due to an anti-doping violation, according to an announcement from Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal. The tribunal reported that Pogba’s test results revealed elevated levels of testosterone following Juventus’ 3-0 victory over Udinese on August 20.

Despite not participating in the match and serving as an unused substitute, Pogba was selected at random for post-match drug testing. Reports from Italy indicate that Pogba has tested positive for heightened testosterone levels, though neither the player, Juventus, Serie A, nor the Italian Football Federation have confirmed or commented on the news.

The random checks occurred after the opening Serie A clash between Juventus and Udinese, where Pogba remained on the bench throughout the match. Subsequently, he appeared as a substitute in games against Bologna and Empoli. It remains unclear which authority conducted the tests.

Paul Pogba could face an appearance before the National Anti-Doping Tribunal and potentially receive a football ban lasting up to two years. In the event that it is proven that Pogba knowingly took the prohibited substance, this ban could extend to four years.

With Juventus scheduled to play against Lazio on Saturday, Pogba’s participation in the match now hangs in the balance due to these reports. Pogba’s return to Juventus was marked by injuries, limiting his playing time during the previous season. He endured four significant setbacks, including knee, groin, and hamstring injuries, which led to him missing the 2022 World Cup.

Paul Pogba’s journey has seen him move from Manchester United to Juventus in 2022, following a record £89 million transfer from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016. During his tenure at Manchester United, Pogba made 233 appearances, scored 39 goals, and contributed 51 assists, securing titles such as the Europa League and League Cup.

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