Nasri gets six-month doping ban
FORMER Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri (above) has been given a six-month doping ban by Uefa, European football’s governing body has confirmed.
The ban, which the player’s legal representative revealed o n S u n d a y, follows an investigation into an intravenous hydration treatment t he 30-year-old received while on holiday in Los Angeles in December 2016.
Nasri, who has played 41 times for France and won the Premier League with City in 2012 and 2014, was given 500 millilitres of sterile water and micronutrients by a medical company called Drip Doctors.
According to the World AntiDoping Agency’s code, athletes can only receive infusions of 50 millilitres in a six-hour period.
Nasri is currently without a club, having left Antalyaspor in January after just six months with the Turkish team.