Monza ahead Alejandro “Papu” Gomez has been banned for 2 years in a doping case stemming from his time at Spanish membership Sevilla — presumably ending the 35-year-old participant’s profession.
Gomez examined constructive final October whereas enjoying for Sevilla, shortly earlier than becoming a member of the Argentina squad that went on to win the World Cup.
Monza mentioned Friday it had acquired notification from FIFA, through the Italian soccer federation, of the sentence by the Spanish anti-doping fee.
“The sentence imposes a ban of two years from sporting actions,” Monza mentioned in an announcement. “The presence of Terbutaline was discovered within the participant’s organic samples. The drug was taken to calm a bronchospasm challenge, in October 2022, when the footballer was registered for Sevilla FC.”
Gomez was on the bench when Sevilla received the Europa League remaining final season and his contract with the membership was terminated on Sept. 1. He joined Monza three weeks in the past as a free agent and has performed in two Serie A matches — with out scoring — since returning to Italy.
A former captain of Atalanta, Gomez helped the Bergamo membership to a string of profitable seasons earlier than a falling out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini led him to depart for Sevilla in January 2021.
Gomez is the second Serie A participant concerned in a doping case this season. Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba examined constructive for testosterone.
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