Paul Pogba banned from football – level 3

05-03-2024 15:00

Footballer Paul Pogba, a prominent figure in international and club football, has been handed a four-year ban from the sport due to a doping violation.

The 30-year-old Juventus midfielder faced a provisional suspension last September following a drug test revealing elevated testosterone levels after a match. Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal issued the ban, effective until August 2027. Pogba, expectedly, plans to appeal against the ruling. This development could potentially signal the premature end of his illustrious career, with implications stretching beyond his footballing achievements. Pogba, known for his stints at Manchester United and Juventus, rose to prominence as a World Cup-winning player for France. Despite flashes of brilliance, his career has been influenced by inconsistencies and injury setbacks.

While Pogba maintains his innocence, the evidence against him presents a significant challenge to his appeal prospects.

Difficult words: illustrious (well-known and respected for past achievements), stint (a period spent doing something), inconsistency (lack of uniformity or reliability).

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What potential implications could this four-year ban have on Paul Pogba's career and legacy, considering his prominence in international and club football before the doping violation?


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