CLEARED: UEFA drop case against Mamadou Sakho

UEFA's disciplinary executive have dropped proceedings against Mamadou Sakho.

Sakho missed out on the Europa League final, which the reds lost, and also involvement in Euro 2016 in which France have reached the finals in their home country.

He had failed a drug test following the Europa League away draw at Old Trafford.  The substance involved was believed to be some kind of fat-burning treatment that was not on the sanctioned list.

UEFA tonight announced:

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met in Paris and has reached a decision relating to the proceedings 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 2016.

The proceedings against Mr. Sakho related to a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations after the player failed a doping test at the above-mentioned match. Following a hearing with the lawyers of the player and experts of the WADA-accredited laboratories on this case, the CEDB has decided to dismiss the case.

Sakho can return to Liverpool action with immediate effect.

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