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Trippier out of football until March as FIFA rejects Atletico’s appeal

Mon 18 January 2021 | 11:34

Atletico Madrid’s appeal against the defender’s punishment for breaching betting rules has been rejected on Monday by FIFA.

Kieran Trippier

’s 10-week ban was successfully paused by

Atletico Madrid

officials two weeks ago but the Spanish club’s appeal was rejected on Monday by FIFA. This means that Trippier will miss nine Rojiblancos matches including the first leg of their Champions League clash against


next month. The player was punished by the FA for passing information to his friends to bet on his 2019 transfer from Tottenham to Atletico.

“As a consequence, the decision of the FIFA disciplinary committee passed on 23 December 2020 is confirmed, extending sanctions imposed on the player by the English FA to have worldwide effect,”

FIFA said in a statement.

Trippier has been an integral part of

Diego Simeone

’s team as their solid defensive displays have helped them sit at the top of the LaLiga table. The player has also provided five assists for his Atletico teammates and his absence could be a huge blow to Rojiblancos’ squad. Atletico Madrid will continue their LaLiga campaign with a match against Eibar on Thursday.

source: SportMob