Paul Pogba News : France midfielder suspended for anti-doping offence

Paul Pogba is provisionally suspended for failing an anti-doping test after Juventus's 3-0 triumph against Udinese.

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In Paul Pogba news we see Juventus midfielder been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping offence as per Italy's national anti-doping tribunal after failing the doping test, post Juventus's 3-0 victory over Udinese on 20 August.

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What really happened?

As said earlier, the doping test was performed after Juve's victory against Udinese and it detected elevated levels of testosterone, a hormone that increases players endurance.

The anti-doping agency, Nado Italia informed that Pogba was suspended provisionally with immediate effect. He's going to be at a trial and testing of a backup "B" sample, he would risk a suspension of up to four years.

Juventus released an official statement acknowledging the failed result of the test and said they were considering their next steps.

Pogba's time at Juventus is affected by a lot of injuries. He hardly played for the club, let alone giving any significant performance and now it's on the verge of getting worse for the Frenchman.

Pogba since joining Juventus

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Paul Pogba of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A Tim match between Empoli FC and Juventus FC at Stadio Carlo Castellani on September 3, 2023 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He was ruled out of France's 2022 World Cup squad due to a knee injury and has managed to make only six Serie A matches for Juventus last season.

Another Paul Pogba News would be, Pogba has yet to start a game this season but has made two substitute appearances, last playing in the 2-0 win at Empoli.

There's also been a police investigation ongoing in France into allegations that Pogba was targeted by extortionists - including by his older brother, Mathias, who has denied any wrongdoing.

It's also going to be a huge blow to an already heavily affected Juventus side in terms of not getting European Football this season. The previous season was followed by inquiries into false accounting and irregular reporting of salary payments which ultimately resulted in points deduction.

Pogba's Juventus spell

June 1 2022 - Manchester United announce Pogba will leave Old Trafford for the second time upon the expiration of his contract.

July 2022 - Reports alleged blackmail plot to Turin prosecutors, which he claimed amounted to a bid to extort £11.1m from him

July 11 2022 - Joins Juventus for the second time, signing a four-year contract in Turin.

July 26 2022 - Suffers injury to meniscus that keeps him out for two months.

November 2022 - Surgery to knee injury rules midfielder out of France's World Cup campaign in Qatar.

February 28 2023 - Finally makes his second debut for Juve in a 4-2 win against Torino.

March 9 2023 - Dropped for Europa League match against Freiburg by Massimiliano Allegri after arriving late to a team dinner.

March 13 2023 - Suffers muscle injury in training; doesn't play again for a month.

May 14 2023 - Handed first league start against Cremonese, but lasts just 23 minutes due to injury. Left thigh lesion later discovered, which ends his season.

August 27 2023 - Makes first appearance of the season as second half substitute in 1-1 draw against Bologna.

September 11 2023 - Provisionally suspended from football for anti-doping offence.

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