Pogba breaks his silence, admits he will appeal over his doping ban

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Paul Pogba broke his silence and spoke about his four-year ban for testing positive for testosterone last August. He denied knowingly doping.

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France star Paul Pogba has been given a four-year ban from football by Italy's anti-doping tribunal after testing positive for testosterone last August, his club Juventus said on Thursday.
Pogba announced he would appeal the ruling, which risks bringing a premature end to his career. "I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me," he posted on Instagram.
Declaring the verdict was "incorrect", he denied ever using performance-enhancing substances. "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", he insisted.
"As a consequence of the decision announced today I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport." The ban means Pogba will not be able to play again until the 2027/28 season, by which time he will be 34.