Juventus Shock: Paul Pogba Hit With 4-Year Suspension Over Positive PED Test

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is facing a significant setback in his soccer career after receiving a four-year ban for testing positive for testosterone. 

The Italian anti-doping council delivered the verdict on Thursday, citing Pogba’s positive test results from September, with both his A and B samples confirming the presence of the banned substance.

Reports indicate that Pogba intends to appeal the decision, maintaining that any consumption of the prohibited substance was inadvertent. However, the suspension effectively sidelines him from professional soccer, with the ban retroactively applied to the date of his positive test. 

Should the ban stand, Pogba, currently 30 years old, would be ineligible to return to the sport at the highest level until the age of 34. Pogba’s career has been marked by both promise and controversy

Juventus Aiming for Comeback

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is facing a significant setback in his soccer career after receiving a four-year ban for testing positive for testosterone.

Rising through Manchester United’s academy ranks, he garnered attention for his talent before joining Juventus for a spell. His return to Manchester United in 2016 for a record-breaking fee failed to live up to the lofty expectations, leading to his eventual departure in 2022.

Returning to Juventus amid hopes of a renaissance, Pogba’s second stint has been marred by setbacks, including a knee injury that sidelined him from the 2022 World Cup. Limited to just eight appearances, his return to form has been elusive.

The news of Pogba’s ban sends shockwaves through the soccer world, especially given his stature as one of the sport’s most recognizable figures. With his career now in limbo pending the appeal process, questions arise regarding his future trajectory and the lasting impact on his legacy.

For Pogba, the road ahead appears challenging as he navigates the fallout from this doping scandal. While his appeal seeks to overturn the ban and salvage his career, the uncertainty looms large, casting a shadow over what was once a promising journey in professional soccer.

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