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The Verdict is Incorrect – Paul Pogba Reacts

I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.

Paul Pogba has released an official statement few hours after being handed a four year ban as a result of doping.

The 2018 World Cup winner says he’s sad and heartbroken by the news and insists the verdict is not factual.

“I have today been informed of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s decision and believe that the verdict is incorrect,” he said.

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He emphasized that he will seek redress in an attempt to prove his innocence.

“As a consequence of the decision announced today I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” he added.


In September last year, the former Manchester United midfielder was provisionally suspended for testing positive for testosterone. Italy’s sports prosecutors had requested a 4-year ban for France’s World Cup winner over the doping allegations.

Read the full press release below: 

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“I have today been informed of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s decision and believe that the verdict is incorrect.

I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.

When I am free of legal restrictions the full story will become clear, but I have never knowingly or deliberately taken any supplements that violate anti-doping regulations.

As a professional athlete I would never do anything to enhance my performance by using banned substances and have never disrespected or cheated fellow athletes and supporters of any of the teams I have played for, or against.

As a consequence of the decision announced today I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

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