Paul Pogba’s career has taken a major hit.
Juventus publicly announced on its official website on August 11 that “Pogba has been ordered to serve a precautionary suspension by the National Anti-Doping Tribunal following the results of a test conducted on August 20”.
The British ‘Sky Sports’ reported that “Juventus midfielder Pogba has been provisionally suspended for a doping violation, according to the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal. A doping test conducted after Juventus’ win over Udinese on Aug. 20 showed elevated levels of testosterone, a hormone that increases an athlete’s endurance,” reports Sky Sports, explaining where Pogba got into trouble.
The issue with Pogba’s doping test was the detection of the hormone testosterone. This hormone is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Testosterone is a male hormone that, when artificially injected, can greatly increase athletic performance such as endurance and speed.
Pogba’s doping test revealed a “non-endogenous testosterone metabolite”. Pogba’s test results were consistent with what would happen if the hormone was injected externally. This was a doping violation.
Pogba is currently temporarily suspended, but if it turns out that he did in fact inject testosterone, his career could be in jeopardy. Players who violate FIFA’s anti-doping rules can be suspended for two or four years, depending on whether they knowingly injected the substance.
Pogba was born in 1993 and is now 30 years old. If he’s suspended for more than four years, there’s no guarantee he’ll return to the game. To make matters worse, Pogba has been plagued by too many injuries in recent years and has lost nearly a year of his career. It’s very difficult for a player in his 30s to find his form after four years out of the game.
For now, Pogba’s camp insists he’s not using artificial testosterone. Pogba’s agent, Raffaella Pimenta, said: “We are waiting for the rebuttal analysis. I can’t say anything at the moment. What I can say for sure is that Pogba had no intention of breaking the doping rules. That’s all I can say for sure.” According to the rules, Pogba has only three days to submit a rebuttal analysis to the doping test. 바카라
Once the best midfielder in the world, Pogba has had a string of bad news lately. It’s been noisy since he left Manchester United. Pogba spent six years in the United first team, but his time as a fan favorite was very short.
It started off badly. United brought Pogba to the club as a promising youngster. Pogba thrived in the United youth ranks and was on the verge of breaking into the first team. However, his agent, Mino Raiola, suddenly signed for Juventus and Pogba left the club.