Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping offense, according to Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal. The test, performed after Juve’s victory at Udinese on August 20, detected elevated levels of testosterone, a hormone that increases athletes’ endurance.
Pogba has denied any wrongdoing and has said that he will appeal the suspension. He is the first player in Serie A to be provisionally suspended for an anti-doping offense since 2018.
The suspension is a major blow to Pogba and Juventus. The midfielder is one of the team’s most important players and his absence will be felt in the upcoming season. Juventus are also facing a financial penalty for the offense.
The case is still ongoing and it is unclear how long Pogba will be suspended for. However, the provisional suspension means that he will miss Juventus’ next two Serie A matches, as well as their Champions League match against Chelsea.
The suspension is a reminder of the importance of anti-doping in sport. It is also a setback for Pogba, who is one of the most talented players in the world. He will now have to clear his name and prove that he is innocent.
In a statement, Juventus said they “fully support Paul Pogba and are confident that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.” The club said they “will continue to provide Paul with all the necessary support during this difficult time.”
Pogba’s suspension is a major development in the world of football. It will be interesting to see how the case unfolds and how it affects Pogba’s career.
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