Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been given a six-month ban from football by UEFA for violating anti-doping regulations..
The treatment violates World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules which led to a Spanish Anti-Doping investigation against Nasri.
On Tuesday, UEFA confirmed the six-month ban in a statement which read: “The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has rendered its decision following disciplinary proceedings opened on 6 March 2017 against the player Samir Nasri for violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
“In this context, the CEDB has decided to suspend Samir Nasri for six (6) months for violation of the World Anti-doping Code and the UEFA Anti-doping Regulations.
“This decision was taken on 22 February and is open to appeal.”
The former french midfielder, who is currently without a club having left Turkish side Antalyaspor in January, received treatment from a private medical company, Drip Doctors, in his hotel room in Los Angeles.
He later posed for a promotional photograph with the organisation’s co-founder Jamila Sozahdah, which was posted on the company’s Twitter account in December 2016.
The France international was on loan at Sevilla from Manchester City at the time of the treatment.