Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing an anti-doping test, European soccer’s governing body Uefa said on Thursday.
The 26-year-old France international failed a dope test following his side’s Europa League round of 16, second leg tie against Manchester United last month, a statement said.
“(Sakho) 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,” Uefa said.
France’s RMC radio reported this week that Sakho’s failed test followed the use of a fat-burning drug.
He was withdrawn from Liverpool’s squad for last weekend’s Premier League match a
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