Juventus star Paul Pogba faces ‘provisional ban’ after FAILING doping test

Pogba has struggled at Juventus since his return.


Juventus star Paul Pogba faces ‘provisional ban’ after FAILING doping test

Paul Pogba (via GOAL)

Following Paul Pogba‘s injury-stricken return to the Italian giants, the player has recently made headlines after failing a doping test in late August. After missing out on the entirety of the 2022/23 season due to injury, Pogba made his return to the first team this season but has only managed to star in 12 games for Juventus to date. After his return from injury, the World Cup winner now finds himself in yet another pickle after failing a doping test after the match against Udinese.

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The stat tested positive for a substance called testosterone, a hormone that enhances endurance in athletes. The player’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta has made a statement announcing that her player has been put under “provisional suspension” following the doping incident. She also said, “My client did not want to break the rules. We are waiting on counter analysis. No further comments until then.”

Journalist Simon Stone said that it is clear that the Frenchman (Paul Pogba) never wanted to break any rules. The incident occurred after the game against Udinese in Serie A. But Pogba has since then made appearances against Bologna and Empoli as well. All the while, Nado Italia, the anti-doping agency, was analyzing his results.

Meanwhile, Pogba has 3 days to respond to the convictions. Until then he is suspended ‘provisionally’.

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Juventus denies claims of putting club ‘On Sale

Juventus and majority Owners Exor
Juventus and majority Owners Exor (Via Reuters)

Italian giants Juventus have been traversing a rough patch in the club’s history. The 10-point deduction and ban from UEFA competitions, accounting scandal, and injury-stricken squad are a few of the problems. Amidst all this, rumors broke that the parent company of Juventus – Exor, is planning to put the club on sale. However, the company has made a statement denying all reports and claiming them to be false.

Denying the reports made by Italian Newspaper Il Giornale, Exor said that the news was made with the intention of creating uncertainty. The paper reported that Exor no longer believed that the club’s financial situation was“sustainable” and was also“embarrassed” by the ongoing judicial penalties and legal complications. The club’s former Chairman and 11 others are set to undergo trial after being accused of false accounting charges.

Exor announced that their“commitment” to Juventus was unchanged and anything that suggested otherwise is false. There were also reports that said that the club owners were looking for alternatives for the future of the ownership of the club. But now all it has been denied. Exor is the majority owner of Juventus, owning 64 percent of shares and over 75 percent of voting rights.

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