Nasri banned for six months

Former Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri has been banned from football for six months following a Spanish Anti-Doping investigation.

The Frenchman used a drip treatment he took at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016 while on holiday, with the treatment contravening World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) rules.

The ban rules the 30-year-old out, who is currently a free agent, out of football activities until August.

Nasri reportedly received treatment from Drip Doctors – a private medical company – in his hotel room, and posed for a photograph with the organisation's co-founder Jamila Sozahdah.

Wada rules clarify the limit for active athletes is a 50 mililitre infusion of hydration, but the Frenchman’s treatment was allegedly 500 mililitres.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder departed Turkish side Antalyaspor in January, having starred for Sevilla in a loan stint last season, and had been linked with a move to Las Palmas as a free agent.

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