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Sakho's UEFA doping suspension lifted but fails to make Euros

Sakho's UEFA doping suspension lifted but fails to make Euros

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France and Liverpool defender, Mamadou Sakho’s provisional suspension for a doping offence has been lifted by European football governing body UEFA, French sports daily L’Equipe reported on Saturday.

Sakho was banned for 30 days after testing positive for an illegal substance following Liverpool’s Europa League tie against Manchester United on March 17.

France manager Didier Deschamps had omitted Sakho from his Euro2016 squad after the failed drugs test.

Sakho’s provisional 30-day suspension, however, will not be extended by UEFA, according to L’Equipe.

France start their campaign on home soil against Romania on June 10, before facing Albania and Switzerland in Group A.