Doping: Positive for testosterone, Paul Pogba provisionally suspended

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football The French international midfielder tested positive on August 20 after a championship match with Juventus Turin

Doping: Positive for testosterone, Paul Pogba provisionally suspended

Paul Pogba on the pitch at Juventus Turin (illustration). —C. Benedetto-ipa-a-SIPA

The career of Paul Pogba, already upgrade hurt by the chain of injuries over the past year, is really turning sour. The French international from Juventus Turin is indeed suspended. provisional title after having been the subject of a positive anti-doping control. testosterone, said this Monday evening the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (Nado).

According to the Italian press, the famous midfielder, winner of the 2018 World Cup with the French team, Summer controlled positive on August 20 the outcome of the match between Udine and Juventus, counting for the 1st day of the Italian Championship, during which he did not enter the match. in game.

Considered a steroid

Aged Paul Pogba, 30, is under contract with Juventus Turin until 2026. In the event of an intentional violation of anti-doping rules, he risks, like any other footballer in such a situation, two to five fines. four years of suspension, according to FIFA anti-doping regulations. A hormone naturally present in men, testosterone is an anabolic steroid that contributes to muscle development and growth. recovery.

“I’I had a difficult year, so I have this rage, this desire to play football and enjoy it until I get there. the end of my career. It’s as if I had to 18 years old again,” declared Paul Pogba this Monday on the Qatari channel Al Jazeera, a few hours before this doping announcement.