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Paul Pogba Tests Positive for Testosterone

Paul Pogba Tests Positive for Testosterone

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba tested positive for testosterone, Italy’s anti-doping agency announced Monday.

Test and Suspension:

The test was carried out after Juventus’ game at Udinese on August 20. Pogba did not play in the Serie A match but was on Juve’s bench. 

Nado Italia, the anti-doping agency, said that Pogba was suspended provisionally with immediate effect. Pending a trial and testing of a backup “B” sample, he risks a suspension of up to four years.

Injury and Legal Issues:

This development adds to the challenges faced by Pogba, who has been bothered by injuries since rejoining Juventus from Manchester United a little more than a year ago. He was ruled out of France’s run to the World Cup final last year due to a knee injury. 

Additionally, there has been an ongoing police investigation in France into allegations that Pogba was targeted by extortionists, including his older brother, Mathias, who has denied any wrongdoing.

Troubles for Juventus:

This incident is another blow to Juventus, which had a troubled season with inquiries into false accounting and irregular reporting of salary payments.

These legal cases led to the Turin club being removed by UEFA from European competition this season.

Both Pogba and Juventus have not provided immediate comments on this matter.

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