Pogba, it’s over!


By: Manu Tournoux

End of suspense and terrible news for Paul Pogba. The French midfielder was suspended four years after testing positive for testosterone in August 2023. The rest of his career is seriously compromised.

The verdict is in for Paul Pogba. And there was no miracle for the French midfielder. According to Italian media, the anti-doping prosecutor’s request was accepted and a four-year ban was imposed on the Juventus player. This is the maximum sentence that was requested, due to lack of mitigating circumstances.

Pogba tested positive for testosterone on the sidelines of a match between Juve and Udinese on August 20. At the time, he was fighting to return to the field after another injury. The former Manchester United player will have time to play two matches with the Bianconeri, at the end of August and the beginning of September, before the announcement of his provisional suspension on September 11, 2023. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Pogba can still appeal to the CAS , the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

End of career for Pogba?

This sanction is likely to put an end to the career of the 2018 world champion. He will not be able to play again until September 2027, when he will be 33 years old. After four years of inactivity, and after several seasons marked by injuries, it is unlikely to see him return to the field, at least at the highest level.

Selected 91 times for the French team, part of the Blues during the World Cup in Russia, Pogba notably won four Italian championship titles with Juventus, and a Europa League with Manchester United in 2017.

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