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Former Seville and Monza Star Argentine Papa Gomez Receives Two-Year Ban for Doping Violation

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Former Football Star Papa Gomez Receives Two-Year Ban for Doping

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Introduction

Football’s anti-doping authorities have imposed a two-year ban on former Seville and Monza star Argentine Papa Gomez. He was found guilty of taking banned substances from the doping list.

Unexpected Positive Tests

Last November, during a training session with the Seville club, Gomez (35 years old) underwent unexpected tests. Several months later, he was informed that the tests were positive. However, this information was kept hidden from the media until the recent verdict.

Club Awareness and Punishment

According to reports, Gomez’s former club Sevilla was aware of the situation even before they parted ways with him in 2023. Despite the ban, his contract with the club was extended until 2024.

Move to Monza

After leaving Seville, Gomez joined the Italian club Monza.

Possible End to Sports Career

The ban on Gomez could potentially mark the end of his sports career.

Reason for Positive Test

Gomez claimed that he felt ill and took children’s cough medicine without consulting Seville doctors. The medicine contained a substance from the B2 adrenergic family, similar to salbutamol, which is banned in football and sports in general.

Participation in the 2022 World Cup

Gomez represented Argentina in two matches of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, against Saudi Arabia in the group stage and Australia in the round of 16. The test results during that time did not show any irregularities.

Conclusion

In the final, Argentina emerged as world champions, defeating France after a 3-3 draw in regulation and extra time. The source of this information is from Marca and L’Equipe.

Source: Marca + L’Equipe

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