first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will now have to serve a doping ban of 18 months after his original six-month ban was increased following an appeal from the player, European football’s governing body UEFA said.The French player was originally suspended in February after UEFA found him “guilty of using a prohibited method in accordance with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibited list”.A Los Angeles clinic, Drip Doctors, posted a photo of Nasri on its Facebook and Twitter accounts in December 2016, saying it provided the midfielder with a drip “to help keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season.”The clinic described it as an infusion to boost the immune system.According to the WADA rule, there is a 50-millilitre infusion limit per six-hour period for active athletes but it was alleged that Nasri had received 500 millilitres of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient components.”The player Samir Nasri is suspended for eighteen (18) months. This suspension will start running on 1 July 2017,” UEFA said in a statement on their website.”The player Samir Nasri is allowed to return to training, with any football club starting from 1 November 2018.”UEFA said Nasri’s amended suspension was a result of negotiations between the player, WADA, the French Anti-Doping Agency and UEFA’s Ethics and Disciplinary inspector, who originally believed a two-year suspension was warranted.At the time of his treatment, he was on loan at Spanish team Sevilla from Manchester City.The 31-year-old Nasri, who also had a spell with Arsenal, recently had his contract terminated at Antalyaspor of Turkey.advertisementNasri, who is a two-time Premier League winner and appeared in over 300 games for Arsenal and Manchester City.(With inputs from agencies)last_img

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