William Saliba Of Arsenal Taken for Drug Test After Euro 2024 Match Between France And Poland


William Saliba was selected by UEFA for a drug test after France’s 1-1 draw with Poland on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Les Blues shared the spoils with Michal Probierz’s side in their final group game of the 2024 European Championship, with Kylian Mbappe scoring for the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions via a penalty in the 56th minute.

Robert Lewandowski netted the leveler for Poland in the 79th minute also via the penalty mark, helping them secure their first and only point of the tournament.

William Saliba was one of France’s standout performers on the day, as Didier Deschamps’ side exited the group stage unbeaten but underwhelming.

Saliba played all 90 minutes in Les Blues 3 group matches, with Deschamps showing confidence in his abilities in the defensive department.

William Saliba Picked By UEFA For Drug Test

Following the completion of the encounter against Poland, William Saliba was taken for an anti-doping test, with reports indicating that the remainder of France’s squad left with the team bus as the examination took longer than expected.

According to reports, the bus carrying Saliba’s teammates left without the defender around 9:00 pm CET, while the Arsenal man departed the stadium at 10:30 pm CET.

France Look Impenetrable

Before Didier Deschamps’ side conceded in their final group game against the Polish side, they had kept two clean sheets, as they defeated Austria 1-0 in their opening group affair, before playing out a 0-0 draw with the Netherlands in their subsequent match.

They shipped in a goal momentarily against Ronald Koeman’s side in their second group game, but referee Anthony Taylor chalked off the goal, as Denzel Dumfries was deemed to have interfered with play from an offside position.

The result of the test conducted has not been revealed, but fans of William Saliba are hoping for the best.

William Saliba In Euro 2024

Saliba had battled some minor knocks so far at the 2024 European Championship, as he was absent from Les Blues training on June 20, 2024, due to a muscular issue.

The 23-year-old has been able to shake off the knock and has accentuated his quality at the tournament.

William Saliba is widely regarded as one of the best center-backs in the world and his display for Arsenal last season helped them mount a charge for the Premier League title, ultimately losing it on the final day of the 2023/24 season.

He was a member of the French squad that made it through to the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, before losing to Argentina via penalties.

Saliba has represented several clubs in his career, namely; Saint-Étienne, OGC Nice, Olympique Marseille, and currently, Arsenal.

William Saliba Market Value And Net Worth

William Saliba’s market value based on Transfermkt is €80 million, while his net worth is estimated to be between the region of €8 million – €14 million.

Saliba Contract Details

He earns about €193,000 per week at Arsenal, with his current contract at the club running until June 30, 2027, having penned a four-year contract extension in July 2023.

William Saliba Career Stats

Saliba has made 193 club appearances thus far in his career, scoring 6 goals and providing 2 assists in all competitions.

Internationally, William Saliba has made 18 appearances for France, scoring no goal and providing no assist.


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