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Paul Pogba 'could have Juventus contract terminated' after 'failing backup doping test'

Marcus Chan

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Paul Pogba 'could have Juventus contract terminated' after 'failing backup doping test'

Juventus could reportedly terminate Paul Pogba's contract after the midfielder failed his backup doping test.

Last month, it was first reported that Pogba tested positive following Juventus' 3-0 win over Udinese on August 20.

At the time, it was claimed that a second test sample would be checked in order to determine a definitive result.

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A statement from doping agency Nado Italia said: “In acceptance of the instance proposed by the National Anti-doping Prosecutor, it has provided for the provisional suspension of the athlete Paul Labile Pogba.

Whilst Juventus released their own statement, which read: “Juventus Football Club announces that today the player Paul Labile Pogba received a precautionary suspension order from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal following the adverse outcome of the analysis carried out on August 20, 2023. The Company reserves the right to evaluate the next procedural steps.”

On Friday afternoon, as reported by transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Pogba’s second test came up positive.

The positive result is for DHEA - which can raise levels of testosterone, not testosterone itself.

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The substances Pogba has used will now be tested to find out how it got into his body.

Romano wrote on social media: “BREAKING: Paul Pogba has tested doping positive also to backup sample today.

“Juventus will now decide how to proceed with his contract as Pogba faces risk of long-term ban.”

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According to Sport Witness, Juventus are looking at the possibility of terminating Pogba’s contract.

Recently speaking about Pogba’s situation, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said: “I didn’t know about the confirmation, I am sorry,” Juventus boss Allegri said at a press conference.“We are waiting for what’s coming next, it’s useless to comment now. Humanly, I am sorry.”

It has been reported that if Pogba is found guilty, he could face a ban of between two and four years.

SPORTbible have contacted Paul Pogna’s representatives for comment.

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Topics: Paul Pogba, Juventus, Football

Marcus Chan
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