24 December 2020 16:34
Kieran Trippier's ten-week ban for breaching betting rules is effective worldwide, FIFA has confirmed. The Atletico Madrid and England defender was hit with the suspension by the Football Association after he was found guilty of breaching the governing body's rules on betting. Getty Images - Getty 2 The FA confirmed Trippier's punishment on Wednesday The 30-year-old has also been fined £70,000 after the FA launched an application with FIFA, which the world's governing body has acknowledged. A statement from FIFA read: "Upon request of the English FA, the FIFA disciplinary committee has extended the sanction imposed on the player Kieran Trippier to have worldwide effect. "The decision by the FIFA disciplinary committee was duly notified to the respective confederations and member associations yesterday (Wednesday)." Trippier moved to the LaLiga side from Spurs in July 2019 and was charged in May with betting breaches during the month of his transfer.
The right-back denied all seven alleged breaches, but four were found proven with the other three dismissed. Getty - Pool 2 Trippier has 25 caps for England's senior team An FA spokesperson said: "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. "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 will rule Trippier out of at least 14 matches for Atletico, including the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea on February 23. In a statement issued when he was first charged in May, Trippier said: "I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting."