European Football governing body, Uefa has dismissed the doping allegations against Liverpool and France defender, Mamadou Sakho.
Though Sakho admitted taking the substance, but Uefa had to investigate whether it was actually prohibited.
Its control, ethics and disciplinary body dismissed the case after a hearing including experts from World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratories.
Relieved Sakho while speaking with reporters after the judgment, Sakho said; “I am happy that this is finally over. It’s been a difficult time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong.”
“I am looking forward to getting back in the team and playing again.”
Centre-back Sakho’s failed test followed Liverpool’s Europa League last-16 second-leg tie against Manchester United on 17 March.
He was eligible for selection for his country for Euro 2016 but was left out of the squad.
Liverpool said in a statement: “We are pleased for Mamadou that he can now resume his playing career.”
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