Ex-Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri handed six-month doping ban

The French international had appealed to Uefa for a therapeutic use exemption.

Nasri has played with Sevilla and Antalyaspor over the last two seasons.
Nasri has played with Sevilla and Antalyaspor over the last two seasons.
Image: Jean Catuffe

FORMER MANCHESTER CITY midfielder and France international Samir Nasri has been handed a six-month doping ban ‘for using a prohibited method’ by Uefa.

Nasri had appealed to Uefa for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) following a multi-vitamin intravenous booster he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016, but that was rejected last March, as was an appeal in December to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The method is on the World Anti-doping Agency’s (WADA) prohibited list.

Nasri has been suspended following a meeting by Uefa’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body although he does have the right to appeal.

“The player Samir Nasri has been found guilty for using a prohibited method in accordance with sub-section M2, par. 2 of the WADA Prohibited List,” Uefa said in a statement.

“In this context, the CEDB has decided to suspend Samir Nasri for six (6) 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.”

The former Manchester City star was pictured in a tweet posted by Drip Doctors in December 2016, in which they said he was being treated with ‘a concierge Immunity IV drip to keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season with Sevilla.’

Nasri, who was on loan at Sevilla from City at the time, asked that Uefa grant him a backdated TUE that would have seen him escape any punishment for the treatment.

The midfielder is currently without a club, having terminated his contract with Antalyaspor by mutual consent on 31 January.

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