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Paul Pogba could have doping ban overturned with former Man Utd star 'set to appeal'

Paul Pogba could have doping ban overturned with former Man Utd star 'set to appeal'

Pogba is set to fight his ban.

Paul Pogba is expected to appeal against his four-year doping ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

On Thursday Pogba was handed a four-year ban for doping violations following a failed drug test.

Italy's national anti-doping tribunal (Nado) handed the Juventus star the sanction after it was requested by the anti-doping prosecutor's office.

The Juventus star was provisionally suspended back in September 2023 after his initial sample showed DHEA was found in his system which can raise levels of testosterone - a hormone that increases the endurance of athletes.

Pogba tested positive for DHEA following Juventus' game against Udinese on August 20. The 30-year-old star did not play in the Serie A match but was an unused substitute.

The failed drug test was officially confirmed in October 2023 after his B sample returned a positive result.

The Times have reported that Pogba intends to lodge an appeal with CAS.

Taking the case to CAS - an independent institution based in Switzerland that resolves legal disputes in sport - could result in several different outcomes.

Pogba's ban could be upheld, reduced or scrapped all together.

Should the sanction be upheld by CAS, then Pogba's ban will be back-dated to the date the positive test was returned.

That means that Pogba will be eligible to play after August 20, 2027, when he will be 33 years old.

The Frenchman - who left Juventus for Manchester United in a then-£89 million record transfer in 2016 before returning to Turin in 2022 - has not played for Juventus since September 3 due to injury and then suspension.

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Topics: Paul Pogba, Juventus, Football, Manchester United