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29th Feb 2024

Paul Pogba’s career as good as over as Frenchman to be slapped with one of football’s longest ever doping bans

Charlie Herbert

It could be a career-ending ban for the former United midfielder

Paul Pogba is set to be handed a four-year ban from football following a failed doping test, according to Italian media.

Repubblica Sport reports that the midfielder has been banned for four years for doping violations.

He as been provisionally suspended since September 2023 after DHEA was found in his system following a drugs test. This is a hormone that can raise testosterone in the body.

The failed drugs test was confirmed in October when his B sample also returned a positive result.

The Frenchman had been on the bench for his Juventus side’s 3-0 win over Udinese in Serie A when he was selected for random testing after the match.

The report states that the prosecution didn’t believe Pogba’s claims that he accidentally consumed the substance.

Pogba, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, turns 31 this year, so there’s a strong chance that four years out of the game could spell the end of his career.

More to follow.

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