Paul Pogba’s anti-doping hearing has been moved from January 18 to an unspecified date, a source told AFP on Wednesday.

According to the source, Italy’s anti-doping tribunal accepted a demand from the Juventus midfielder’s lawyers.

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Pogba’s hearing postponed

Neither the tribunal nor 30-year-old Pogba’s representatives wanted to make a comment when contacted.

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The France and former Manchester United playmaker faces a potentially lengthy ban following the hearing at the NADO tribunal in Rome.

In December, prosecutors called for Pogba to be banned for four years following his provisional suspension in September.

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Pogba could cut his requested ban in half if he demonstrates that he did not intentionally dope, while he may only be suspended for a few months if he can prove the banned substance was taken out of competition and did not have an impact on his performance.

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His representatives said last month that the testosterone came from a food supplement prescribed by a doctor he consulted in the United States.

© Agence France-Presse


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