Mamadou Sakho handed Euro 2016 lifeline after Uefa doping ban expires

• France and Liverpool defender’s 30-day ban has expired
• Uefa investigating whether fat-burner is even a banned substance

The Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been handed a Euro 2016 lifeline after Uefa chose not to extend his suspension from football after a positive drugs test.

The France international was provisionally banned for 30 days on 28 April after being notified by European football’s governing body of an anti-doping offence relating to a test taken after March’s Europa League quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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