Paul Pogba (Juventus, 30), once considered the best midfielder in the world, is facing the biggest crisis of his career. Pogba tested positive for testosterone in a backup sample, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported on Saturday. Doping tests take two urine samples, A and B, to increase accuracy .Pogba tested positive in a doping test on Aug. 20, shortly after this season’s Serie A home opener against Udinese .Pogba’s representatives requested that the B sample be tested as well, but the result remained positive. Testosterone, also known as the male hormone, can increase endurance when artificially injected. It is one of the main banned substances listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).Pogba’s urine was found to contain “non-endogenous testosterone metabolites”. This means that artificially injected testosterone was found in Pogba’s body, rather than testosterone that is normally produced. If Pogba is ultimately found guilty of doping, he faces a minimum two-year ban and a maximum four-year suspension. Pogba, who returned to Juventus from Manchester United ahead of last season, was sidelined with a knee meniscus injury in late July last year, just two weeks after his return .He delayed surgery in favor of rehabilitation in order to help France win a second straight World Cup, but eventually went under the knife in September of the same year and was ruled out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar .In addition to his knee, Pogba also injured his groin, abs, and hamstrings (the muscles in the back of the thigh), effectively sidelining him for the entire season .Last season, Pogba played just 10 games in a Juventus shirt, all as a substitute. This season, he tested positive for doping early on and is facing a lengthy ban. There is a good chance that Juventus will release Pogba out of respect for public opinion .The Guinean-French midfielder has been called a “midfield genius” due to his physicality, ability to run the game, and pass and shoot .When he joined United from Juventus in 2016, it was a record transfer fee of €150 million ($214.2 million) at the time. He also made his mark on the national team, playing a key role in France’s 2018 World Cup victory in 카지노사이트 Russia .It was Pogba who scored the winning goal in the final against Croatia.