Former Arsenal and Manchester City star banned from football

Samir Nasri banned from football for improper medical practice.


Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been given a six months ban by UEFA following the investigation report into the intravenous drip treatment he got at a Los Angeles facility in 2016.

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At initially, there were gossipy tidbits that the suspension may be for one year however the punishment has been reduced and UEFA has stated that the player has just gotten a six-month suspension.

European football’s governing body, which opened disciplinary proceedings against the Frenchman on March 6 last year, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon: “The player Samir Nasri has been found guilty for using a prohibited method in accordance with sub-section M2, par. 2 of the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibited list.

“In this context, the CEDB (control, ethics and disciplinary body) has decided to suspend Samir Nasri for six months for violation of the World Anti-doping Code and the Uefa anti-doping regulations.

“This decision was taken on 22 February and is open to appeal.”

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Nasri allegedly had consumed 500 millilitres of hydration by means of clean water containing micronutrient parts and a private medicinal organization called Drip Doctors gave the treatment in Nasri’s lodging room while he was on Sevilla in 2016.

In any case, according to World Anti-Doping Agency rules, there is just a 50-millilitre infusion limit per six-hour timeframe for active athletes which Nasri broke.

Sevilla asked for retrospective therapeutic use exemption (a TUE) after two months however it was denied then by Uefa before the Court of Arbitration for Sport maintained the decision.

Now the latest examination has observed Nasri to be blameworthy of inappropriate treatment and now he been given a six-month suspension.

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Nasri since January has been without a club after he left Turkish side Antalyaspor which he joined from Manchester City in January. The player left the club following some money related issue and the Frenchman made himself a free agent.

There were reports that the player is nearly signing for La Liga side Las Palmas this month but now the player has to sit tight for at least half a year to play once more.

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