Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Blue in Six-Month Ban after Dope Inquiry

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Blue in Six-Month Ban after Dope Inquiry

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SAMIR Nasri faces six months on the sidelines after falling foul of anti-doping regulations.

The former City midfielder has been under investigation for almost a year regarding intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016, and UEFA have confirmed the results.

A statement read: "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 February 22 and is open to appeal. …

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