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FIFA extends Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's suspension from football

Liverpool and France defender Mamadou Sakho's 30-day suspension for failing an anti-doping test has been extended worldwide by world soccer's governing physique FIFA.

The centre-back was suspended by European football's governing physique UEFA just after testing positive for an illegal substance following Liverpool's Europa League tie against Manchester United on March 17.

Sakho elected to not have a B-sample analysed and it truly is understood the 26-year-old will plead mitigating situations in the hope of steer clear of a lengthy ban from playing football.

Regardless of not having the ability to play till May well 27, at this stage Sakho is not going to miss any international games, with France's subsequent fixture coming against Cameroon in Paris on May 30.