Paul Pogba gets 4-year doping ban

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was handed on Thursday a four-year ban by Italy's anti-doping court for failing a drug test, state news agency ANSA reported. 

The former Manchester United player, 30, had tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after the Udinese-Juventus match on Aug. 20, 2023.

Since then he was provisionally suspended, and now the anti-doping tribunal imposed a ban on him.

Pogba was the most expensive signing when he left Juventus for Manchester United in 2016. The English club had paid €105 million ($113.6 million) to purchase Pogba from Juventus.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France helped Manchester United win the 2017 UEFA Europa League title. He rejoined Juventus from Manchester United in 2022.

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