Doping affair: ex-city star locked for six months

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 04: Samir Nasri of Sevilla takes to the field during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Former French international Samir Nasir, once successful for Manchester City, has been suspended for six months for violating UEFA’s doping rules.

This confirmed Nasris Spanish lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez. Previously, the “Marca” had even reported that the currently unmanned offensive player will be withdrawn for a full year.

Nasri was on loan from City to Sevilla in the 2016/2017 season. In December 2016, the now 30-year-old was given 500 milliliters of sterile water intravenously on a trip to the United States due to acute dehydration. The rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA allow active athletes, however, only an infusion of a maximum of 50 milliliters per six hours.

A subsequent derogation requested by Seville was rejected by UEFA in the spring of 2017. The Court of Sport CAS confirmed this judgment later.

According to “Marca” UEFA wants to officially announce the suspension for Nasri on Monday.

The winger was last at Antalyaspor under contract. At the end of January, he dissolved his contract with the Turkish first division.

With Manchester City celebrated Nasri the greatest successes of his career: 2012 and 2014, the winner of the Sky Blues respectively the English championship.

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