Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba, France International and Juventus footballer has been banned from playing football for four years due to doping and is ineligible to play.

The player tested positive for testosterone and he has said he feels sad, shocked, and heartbroken over the situation.

The ban will last until August 2027 when he will be 34 years old raising doubts over whether his career will continue after that.


Samir Nasri served an 18-month-long ban after being found to have gone for a 500-millilitre infusion in six hours.

This is where Nasri was doomed. His length was backdated to 1  July 2017 and thus ended in December 2018.

He was back in the game when the Premier League side  West Ham signed him as soon as his ban ended.


In August 2013 Deco who was a Portuguese attacking midfielder played for Benfica, FC Porto, Chelsea, and even FC Barcelona before deciding to retire in 2013.

In March of the same year, Deco tested positive for a masking substance called furosemide. His ban was officially announced after his retirement so that did not play a major problem in his life.

He later appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his samples were retested and later his name was cleared. The laboratory that had found him positive was suspended.

In July 2018, Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk parted ways with the Brazilian midfielder Fred after a fee was agreed with the Premier League side Manchester United.

In 2015,while he was in Chile to participate in the Copa America competition for his country where he

was caught on diuretic hydrochlorothiazide.