Will Sakho Miss the Euro 2016 Dream in his Native Country?
One player that may not be enjoying the excitement of Euro 2016 is Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho after he tested positive for a banned substance.
As any sports fan will know, Euro 2016 is set to kick off over the coming weeks in France. Matches will be taking place in stadiums and venues all around the country with many fans from England and from other countries around the world set to make their way over to France in order to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the game.
However, one person that may not be enjoying the excitement of Euro 2016 is Liverpool player Mamadou Sakho. This is made worse still given that this long awaited tournament will be held on his home soil. Although the player has been praised for his accurate passes and his ability to tackle, it seems that the dream of taking part in Euro 2016 may not come to fruition for him.
A failed drugs test
Kicking off on 10th June 2016, Euro 2016 will see tourism in France rocket as fans head over to various destinations across the country to support their teams. The event promises to be an exciting one with fans taking to sites such as Coral to place bets on their favourite teams as well as to keep up to date with the latest news, action and information on the tournament. However, France supporters may have to cope with the disappointment of one of the key players being absent.
It was revealed recently that Sakho had failed a drugs test – something that is, of course, taken very seriously in the world of sports. As a result of this the player may find himself facing a six month ban, which is what was handed down to his team mate Kolo Toure when he was found to be taking weight control tablets. While many people are certain that France boss Didier Deschamps has the player lined up for the summer squad, a six month ban could mean that Euro 2016 will be out of Sakho’s grasp.
The player reportedly tested positive for drugs after the Europa League tie against Manchester United and according to reports Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has not yet spoken to the defender since the results of the test were announced. Although there was no mention of the substance that the player tested positive for many reports claim that is was a fat burning substance that was being used to boost weight loss.
Although there is speculation that Sakho could receive a six month ban, which would automatically rule him out of Euro 2016, there is a chance that he could be handed down the maximum sanction of a two year ban.
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