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Pogba rules out retirement despite four-year doping ban

SoccerNews in Serie A 2 Jul 2024

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Paul Pogba insisted he will not be retiring from football despite his four-year doping ban.

The Frenchman tested positive for doping twice, including for DHEA in September last year, and was handed the sanction in February.

The ruling means he will not be able to play football until August 2027, when he will be 34, but he is awaiting a date for his hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to see if his suspension will be reduced.

“There’s still a chance to fight this injustice, which is what I believe it is,” he told Sky Italia while attending France’s last-16 tie against Belgium at Euro 2024 on Monday.

“Let’s see. Things are hopefully going to get better. I am always positive, but let’s see.

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