Paul Pogba banned from football – level 2

05-03-2024 15:00

A famous football player Paul Pogba received a four-year ban from football due to doping.

A drug test found high testosterone levels after a match. The match happened in August last year, and Italy’s anti-doping tribunal banned Pogba from football until August 2027. Pogba, who is 30 years old, plans to appeal. If he is not successful, this ban may end his career. Pogba played at Manchester United and Juventus, and he won the World Cup with France. He is a talented football player, but he had many injuries and his performance was not good all the time.

Pogba said that he took the substance by accident, but it may be difficult to prove it.

Difficult words: appeal (go to a court to change the decision of another court), performance (how well a person or machine does something), prove (to show that something is true).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What consequences does Paul Pogba face if his appeal against the four-year ban for doping is unsuccessful?


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