Nasri’s doping ban extended to November

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Samir Nasri, if you can believe it, is just 31 years old.

He seems older, partly because he burst on the scene as a 17-year-old with Marseille, but mostly because his personality and numerous conflicts have exhausted our attention.

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Nasri may return to our TV screens sometime soon, but not for a bit more. He was punished for a 2016 drip treatment he received in Los Angeles.

UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector successfully argued that Nasri’s six-month ban should’ve been 18 months.

The ban’s start date was moved, and his eight matches played in Turkey from August to November 2017 (Antalyspor, two goals, one assist) are being overlooked.

He’ll be a free agent then, and we’ll see what sort of market there is for Nasri.