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Published: 14:26 | 28/4/16

Sakho suspended for 30 days


UEFA has suspended Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho for 30 days following his failed drugs test.

Sakho tested positive for a banned substance, believed to be a fat-burner, following Liverpool's Europa League tie at Manchester United on March 17.

The French international had until Tuesday to respond to the result but he decided not to have his B sample tested and UEFA has now imposed a provisional 30-day suspension until a final decision is taken the control, ethics and disciplinary body.

"Disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Liverpool FC player Mamadou Sakho, following the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC (1-1), played on 17 March," a statement from UEFA read.

"The proceedings relate to a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, after the player failed a doping test at the above-mentioned match.

"The player did not request the analysis of the B sample. UEFA has now suspended the player provisionally for 30 days until a final decision is taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

"The date of the disciplinary hearing will be announced at a later stage."

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