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Pogba requests counter-analysis on positive doping result

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Paul Pogba has recently received a positive test result for testosterone and has been provisionally suspended. In the event of a doping violation, he could potentially face a suspension of up to four years as a Juventus midfielder. Pogba has now formally requested a counter-analysis of his positive doping test, as reported by Sky in Italy. He had until Thursday evening to make this request, and the analysis process is expected to take approximately seven days.

If the initial positive result is upheld, it will trigger the anti-doping prosecution process, which can lead to one of three outcomes: dismissal of charges, plea bargaining, or a trial before a tribunal. In the event of a conviction, Pogba could be banned from football for two years, which could double to four years if the substance in question is explicitly listed, and if the anti-doping organization determines that it was taken intentionally.

Juventus are prepared to suspend Pogba’s wages if the counter-analysis yields a positive result and the legal proceedings commence. They also have the option to terminate his contract if he is ultimately banned from football.

Pogba’s representative, Rafaela Pimenta, issued a statement to Sky Sports News, stating, “We are waiting for the counter analysis and until then we can’t say anything. The certain thing is that Paul Pogba never wanted to break the rules.”

Pogba is also scheduled to appear at a hearing in Paris on Friday regarding an alleged blackmail plot against him, which involves his brother Mathias, who denies the allegations against him. Earlier this week, Pogba revealed that he had contemplated leaving football due to the alleged blackmail plot. His brother Mathias was detained in September 2022 on suspicion of being involved in an attempt to extort £11.1 million from Paul. Pogba reported the incident to Turin prosecutors in July of the previous year, shortly after departing Manchester United to rejoin Juventus on a free transfer.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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