Ex-Gunner Nasri faces doping ban extension
- Nasri is banned from football until November 2018
A statement from Uefa reads: “The Control, Ethics and Discplinary Body’s decision of 22 February 2018 is amended as follows:
“1. The player Samir Nasri is suspended for 18 months. This suspension will start running on 1 July 2018.
“2. The player Samir Nasri is allowed to return to training, with any football club starting from 1 November 2018.”
Nasri was initially given a 6-month ban, beginning from July 2017, after World Anti-Doping Agency found him guilty of breaching their rules following intravenous treatment in Los Angeles. He was playing on loan at Sevilla, being a City player back then. However, Uefa’s ethics and disciplinary inspector launched an appeal, urging for a ban extension.
Nasri is a free agent now and will be looking for a club to settle in after he serves his ban.