Friday, May 24

Kieran Trippier’s betting ban suspended by FIFA

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week suspension for violating FA rules on gambling has been put on hold pending an appeal.

Last week, the FA confirmed Trippier’s suspension, effective immediately, having found him guilty of betting offenses. He was linked to his departure for Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2019.

Trippier insists that he did not bet on or directly profit from bets made on his move. But did not show any intention of appealing against the prohibition.

On Saturday, the Spanish club received notice from Fifa to make the England full-back eligible for selection. But he has not trained this week and was left out of the squad on Sunday to play at Alavés. Atlético will now prepare an appeal that will, in the first place, be brought to Fifa and then, if they wish to do so, to CAS.

Diego Simeone described the penalty as “completely unjust,” demanded that the case be changed. He also wants the case to seek the intervention of both the Spanish Federation of Football and Fifa. Atlético was not involved at any point in the inquiry, nor was it aware of its progress.

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