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Game over? Ex Man United Paul Pogba to face this massive ban in his career

The Frenchman received a major sanction following his positive test for testosterone

By Mario Perez

Paul Pogba was sanctioned with a 4-year ban following his positive test for testosterone.
Paul Pogba was sanctioned with a 4-year ban following his positive test for testosterone.
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Manchester United former player Paul Pogba went under the spotlight in the last few hours after getting a massive sanction from the Anti-Doping Prosecutor's Office as a punishment for the positive test for testosterone he tested on August 20 in the duel between Juventus and Udinese in Serie A.

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The 31-year-old French midfielder, who did not play a single minute of that match against Friuli and who has only played two games (52') this season, was provisionally suspended since he heard the news.

Pogba requested a counteranalysis in September, which in October confirmed his positive result and, since then, he was waiting for a punishment to be ruled, which happened in the last few hours giving to the player really bad news that could even put the end of his football career.

According to the official announcement made by the Anti-Doping Prosecutor's Office in Italy, the player has been punished with a four-year ban from football, which will keep the 31-year old midfielder away from football activities until he is almost 35, which had caused Manchester united fans’ comments on the situation through the social media, labeling Pogba as “a complete waste of talent", “a sad case of wasted talent”, or “a player with the talent of all the world but but the mindset of bad man”.

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What’s next for Pogba?

In this sense, the next step for Pogba will be to appeal to the CAS of Lausanne or to the National Anti-Doping Court of Appeal (CNA) despite the blow is tremendous for a footballer whose defensive line was based on the concept of 'non-intentionality' to violate anti-doping rules and on 'ignorance' of the prohibited characteristics of the product taken (Dehydroepiandrosterone (Dhea). However, the Anti-Doping Prosecutor's Office has not considered this and has imposed a harsh sanction, which could mean a game over for Paul Pogba’s football career.

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