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JUST IN: Paul Pogba Banned for Four Years After Failing Anti-doping Test

Paul Pogba has been suspended from football for four years after a failed anti-doping test.

Pogba, 30, was initially handed a provisional suspension by NADO (the Italian Anti-Doping Organisation) in September after the failed test, which followed his side’s 3-0 win at Udinese on August 20.

FIFA’s guidelines for suspensions on players who violate its anti-doping regulations ranges between two and four years, depending on whether it can be proven that the rule violation was intentional.

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Pogba’s suspension is subject to a possible appeal.

The France international was initially suspended in September after his test detected testosterone not produced by the body, according to NADO.

NADO said that testosterone not produced by the body was detected in the ‘A sample’ Pogba provided. Following Pogba’s provisional suspension, his ‘B sample’ was sent for further tests at the Acqua Acetosa clinic in Rome, which is where the failed test was confirmed.

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