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Ex-Man City, Arsenal midfielder Nasri has doping ban extended

Samir Nasri has had his doping ban extended from six months to 18 months.

The former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder, who is now a free agent, received his original sentence after he underwent intravenous treatment in Los Angeles which was in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules.

The sentence is backdated to July 1, 2017. Nasri last played for Turkish club Antalyaspor.

A UEFA statement said: "The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body's decision of 22 February 2018 is amended as follows:

"1. The player Samir Nasri is suspended for eighteen (18) months. This suspension will start running on 1 July 2017.

"2. The player Samir Nasri is allowed to return to training, with any football club starting from 1 November 2018."

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