Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba’s failed drugs test has been confirmed after his B sample tested positive.
Pogba was provisionally suspended last month after his initial sample found elevated levels of testosterone in his system.
The France international was selected for random testing after Juve’s 3-0 win at Udinese on 20th August, when he had been an unused substitute.
If found guilty of doping, he could be banned for between two and four years.
After Pogba’s initial suspension in September, Nado Italia said he had violated anti-doping rules when it found the prohibited substance “non-endogenous testosterone metabolites” and the results were “consistent with the exogenous origin of the target compounds”.
Testosterone is a hormone that increases the endurance of athletes.