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Four-year ban requested on Juventus star Paul Pogba by doping prosecutor

In a significant development, the National Anti-Doping Prosecutor’s Office has formally requested a four-year ban on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Football Four-year ban requested on Juventus star Paul Pogba by doping prosecutor osf
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First Published Dec 7, 2023, 8:53 PM IST

The National Anti-Doping Prosecutor’s Office has formally requested a four-year ban on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, as reported by Sky Italia and various other Italian outlets. Initial reports hinted at a potential two-year suspension for the Frenchman, but the latest update reveals the doping prosecutor's push for a more extended four-year ban.

Pogba had previously tested positive for doping, leading to his suspension by Juventus since September. The subsequent counter-analysis affirmed the findings, and as of now, the player has not presented a plea deal. The National Anti-Doping Prosecutor’s Office is adamant about the four-year ban, and Pogba is set to face trial in front of them.

If a plea bargain is not pursued in the future, the four-year ban will be on the table. Earlier speculations suggested that a plea deal might be negotiated if unintentionality in the action could be proven, potentially resulting in a reduced ban. However, the current indications suggest a shift from this earlier assumption.

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