BREAKING NEWS: UEFA dismisses Sakho doping charges


Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho does not face further punishment after failing a drugs test following his club's Europa League clash with Manchester United in March.

Sakho was handed a 30-day provisional suspension by European football's governing body on April 28 after it emerged he had tested positive, but the case has now been dismissed by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB).

"The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met in Paris and has reached a decision relating to the proceedings instigated against Liverpool 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," an official statement reads.

"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."