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Paul Pogba fails drug test after B sample tested positive 

Juventus star Paul Pogba's failed drug test has been verified after his B sample tested positive.

Juventus star Paul Pogba’s failed drug test has been verified after his B sample tested positive.


Paul Pogba, the 30-year-old French international footballer, found himself in a challenging situation as he was provisionally suspended last month due to elevated levels of testosterone detected in his system.

Random Testing After Match

The suspension came following a random drug test conducted after Juventus’ 3-0 victory over Udinese on August 20th. During this match, Pogba had not played and was an unused substitute.

Possible Ramifications

If Pogba is found guilty of doping, he could face a ban ranging from two to four years. Such suspensions are standard consequences for athletes who violate doping regulations.

Violation of Doping Rules

The anti-doping body Nado Italia confirmed Pogba’s initial suspension in September, stating that he had breached the rules when prohibited non-endogenous testosterone metabolites were detected in the test results. These findings were deemed “consistent with the exogenous origin of the target compounds.”

Testosterone’s Impact on Athletes

Testosterone, a natural hormone in the human body, is known for its potential to enhance an athlete’s endurance and performance. However, its use is strictly regulated in sports to maintain fair competition and uphold the principles of integrity and fairness in athletic contests.

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