Anti-doping prosecutors in Italy have requested a maximum four-year ban for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba after the World Cup winner tested positive for testosterone..
Four-year bans are standard under the World Anti-Doping Code but can be reduced in cases where an athlete can prove their doping was unintentional, if the positive test was a result of contamination or if they provide 'substantial assistance' to help investigators.
Pogba's positive test was announced in September, stemming from an exam that was carried out after Juventus' game at Udinese on August 20 this year
The midfielder asked for counter-analysis to be made on his positive doping test but those results also returned a positive result.
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