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Kieran Trippier handed a worldwide 10-week ban from football

Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid
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Kieran Trippier has been banned from all football-related activity worldwide and fined £70,000 (€77,500) after being found guilty of breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.

The FA’s suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Trippier cannot take to the pitch for his club Atletico Madrid or the English national team.

The defender will be suspended until February 28 next year. He’ll miss Atletico’s next 12 games, including the first leg of the club’s last-16 Champions League clash against Chelsea.

“The Atletico Madrid defender denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(b), which were said to occur during July 2019, and requested a personal hearing,” read an FA statement.

“An independent regulatory commission was appointed to hear the case, with four of the alleged breaches found proven and three dismissed during a subsequent personal hearing.

“The independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for its decisions and the associated sanction will be published in due course.

“The suspension, which includes all football and football-related activity, is effective worldwide from today (Wednesday 23 December 2020) following an application to FIFA.”

Trippier was found guilty of breaching Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b) in the FA’s betting regulations, which prevent players placing a football-related bet or providing someone relevant confidential information that can be used in a bet.

Trippier could return to action by March 7 for a Madrid derby between Atletico and Real Madrid.