Paul Pogba: Juventus midfielder banned for four years for doping

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned from football for four years for a doping offense.

France international Pogba, 30, was randomly tested after Juventus' first match of the season on 20 August.

BBC Sport has been told Pogba will appeal against Italy's national anti-doping tribunal's (Nado) decision.

The failed drug test was confirmed by Nado in a second sample in October, and the anti-doping prosecutor's office had requested a four-year suspension.

The ruling means Pogba will be unable to play until 2027, when he will be 33, with the ban backdated to the date of the failed test.