Kieran Trippier’s 10-week ban for breaching betting rules put on hold by FIFA

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week football ban for betting offences has been put on hold by FIFA following an appeal by Atlético Madrid, according to The Athletic.

The defender was issued a ban and a fine of £70,000 on December 23 after the FA found him guilty of four of seven alleged breaches of the rules.

The regulation states: “Where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.”

England international Trippier denied the charges and was facing the prospect of missing 13 Atlético games up until February 28, however, the 30-year-old will be free to play again while the appeal process continues.

Trippier was not named in Sunday’s squad for Atleti’s away trip to Alavés.

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