The French footballer from Juventus Turin, Paul Pogba, received a precautionary suspension by the Italian National Anti-Doping Court after in the match against Udinese on August 20 he tested positive for excess testosterone.
The judicial body was responsible for the sentence after Pogba allegedly broke with codes 2.1 and 2.2 of the Sports Anti-Doping Rules, in charge of regulating the use of prohibited substances in sporting events in Italy.
According to the review, the midfielder He was chosen at random in said commitment for the regular anti-doping control required by Serie A. and upon reviewing the tests they found that his testosterone levels were well above the permitted levels.
The alleged doping would have serious consequences for the footballer’s sporting future, who would face a sanction of up to four years of disqualification from playing in the Italian first division.
The issue of doping in Serie A is not new and in the past there have been other cases of players where they were also sanctioned for the use of illicit substances.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was previously banned for four months while playing for Brescia, while Dutchman Jaap Stam, then with Lazio, was suspended for five months.
In the case of the Spanish player, he ingested the substance nandrolone, a substance that helps muscle growth, while Stam did not reveal the reason for the sanction but in both cases they were also fined more than $50,000 dollars.
Now all that remains is to wait for the footballer’s entourage to decide to appeal the sanction or, on the contrary, wait for the final sentence with the time that Pogba will have to wait to return to the playing fields.