Anti-doping prosecutor calls for four-year ban for Pogba

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba
France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Photo by Shutterstock.

The Italian anti-doping prosecutor’s office has finalized its investigation into Paul Pogba’s doping case, recommending a substantial four-year ban for the Juventus star.

This comes after Pogba failed a doping test following Juventus’s 3-0 triumph against Udinese in Serie A in late August.

The tests, including a secondary counter-analysis, detected DHEA, a substance banned under Serie A regulations, in Pogba’s system.

If no plea agreement is reached, Pogba could face the maximum sentence of a four-year suspension from professional football.

Several reports suggest that Pogba is likely to stand trial before the national anti-doping tribunal. This news marks a critical juncture for Pogba, who rejoined Juventus after his stint with Manchester United.

 The decision of the tribunal will be crucial in determining the French midfielder’s future in the sport.