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FIFA suspended Trippier betting ban

Sun 03 January 2021 | 13:19

The England defender's 10-week suspension has been put on hold by world football's governing body

Last week, it was announced that Kieran Trippier had breached betting rules and was given a 10-week suspension in addition to a £70,000 fine. These cases were related to July 2019, at the same time as his transfer to Atletico Madrid from Tottenham.

FIFA then stepped in and stated that the ban announced by the English Football Association would apply worldwide. As a result, Tripper could not accompany the team for ten games, even now that he is an Atletico Madrid player.

Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone strongly opposed FIFA's decision. As a result, they appealed the decision to FIFA.

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We think it's unfair and we hope it can be revised because of the damage done to Atletico,

" head coach Diego Simeone

"

Atletico obviously have absolutely nothing to do with this situation so we hope it can be re-assessed in some way, because while the FA benefits from this, Atletico is harmed by it and has nothing to do with it

."

On Sunday, world football's governing body confirmed it would listen to the case.

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Following the appeal and, specifically, the request for provisional measures lodged by the club Atletico Madrid, the FIFA Appeal Committee has approved to stay the extension of the suspension against Kieran Trippier until the procedure is over before the FIFA Appeal Committee," a

FIFA statement said.

FIFA's new ruling will not include Atletico Madrid's match against Alavés tomorrow, and Tripper will be absent from this crucial match.

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