SAMIR NASRI has been banned from football for six months following the investigation into the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic.
Uefa have suspended the former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder after he was attended to by a private medical company, Drip Doctors, in his hotel room while on holiday.
He later posed for a photograph with the organisation’s co-founder Jamila Sozahdah that drew worldwide publicity.
At the time the Frenchman was on loan from City to Sevilla.
Nasri, 30, had reported feeling ill and vomiting before calling a doctor, his Maryland-based former girlfriend Dr Sarabjit Anand who provided an initial diagnosis.
He then received 500 millilitres of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient components on December 26, 2016.
World Anti-Doping Agency rules state there is a 50 millilitre infusion limit per six-hour period for active athletes.
A request by Sevilla for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Nasri was refused in February 2017 by UEFA.
Their decision was later upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Nasri’s legal representative Juan de Dias Crespo Perez confirmed to the Press Association his client has now been handed a six-month suspension.
Nasri has no club at the moment having left Antalyaspor in January after just six months in Turkey.
He was an Arsenal player from 2008 to 2011 before moving to City for £25million and winning two Premier League titles.
During his loan spell at Sevilla last season he made 30 appearances and scored three goals.