Official: Juventus suspend Pogba for failing drug test
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Depending on how intentionally the offense was committed, this might possibly reach four if Pogba is found guilty. Image Credit - Imago

Official: Juventus suspend Pogba for failing drug test

Faruq Ibrahim 19:52 - 11.09.2023

Juventus confirm that Paul Pogba has been suspended due to a failed drug test.

Juventus have now released a statement confirming that they have temporarily suspended the midfielder after he tested positive for a banned substance.

As Pulse Sports reported earlier, the 30-year-old World Cup winner tested positive for testosterone after the Old Lady's Serie A clash against Udinese on August 20th.

The midfielder risks a longer ban, which could be up to four years if he is found guilty by the anti-doping tribunal. The midfielder is now required to provide a counter-analysis to the positive drug test. 

Paul Pogba suspended 

The Italian anti-doping tribunal released the following statement, according to Gazzetta dello Sport:

Pogba after suffering his latest injury against Cremonense|imago
Pogba after suffering his latest injury against Cremonense|imago
Paul Pogba in action for Juventus| imago images
Paul Pogba in action for Juventus| imago images

“The National Anti-Doping Tribunal, in acceptance of the request proposed by the National Anti-Doping Prosecutor’s Office, has proceeded to suspend the athlete as a precaution: Paul Labile Pogba (Figc) for breaching articles 2.1 and 2.2; substance found: Testosterone metabolites of non-endogenous origin.”

The Bianconeri released a statement of their own subsequently, saying they would be following the order of the tribunal:

“Juventus Football Club announces that today, September 11, 2023, the footballer Paul Labile Pogba received a precautionary suspension order from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal following the results of tests carried out on August 20, 2023.”

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

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