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Heartbroken Paul Pogba to appeal doping ban

Heartbroken Paul Pogba to appeal doping ban

French midfielder, Paul Pogba, has vowed to challenge his four-year ban from football by the anti-doping Tribunal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), stressing that he was innocent and that he had never taken any substance knowingly that comes under the purview of doping.

A “shocked and heartbroken” Paul Pogba said his career had been left in ruins after being handed a four-year ban for failing a drug test.

Pogba, one of the biggest names in world football and formerly the most expensive player, vowed to appeal the career-ending sanction, saying he had never cheated by taking a banned substance.

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The 30-year-old said in a statement: “I have today been informed of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s decision and believe that the verdict is incorrect. I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.

“When I am free of legal restrictions the full story will become clear, but I have never knowingly or deliberately taken any supplements that violate anti-doping regulations. As a professional athlete I would never do anything to enhance my performance by using banned substances and have never disrespected or cheated fellow athletes and supporters of any of the teams I have played for, or against.

“As a consequence of the decision announced today, I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

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Facts about Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is a professional footballer from France. He is also a key player for the French national team, having won the FIFA World Cup with France in 2018.

Pogba is known for his versatility, technical skills, vision, and physical presence on the field. He started his career at Manchester United before moving to Juventus in Italy, where he won multiple Serie A titles. In 2016, he returned to Manchester United for a then-world record transfer fee.

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Pogba’s playing style is characterized by his ability to dictate the tempo of the game, contribute both defensively and offensively, and provide key passes and assists to his teammates. He is also known for his powerful long-range shots and aerial ability, making him a threat in set-piece situations.

Off the field, Pogba is recognized for his fashion sense and charismatic personality. He has a significant following on social media and is involved in various charitable initiatives.

 

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