FIFA confirms that Kieran Tripper’s 10-week ban on breaking betting rules applies globally, undoing Atletico’s plan to keep him selected for selection as he will suspend at least 14 games
The 10-week ban on Kieran Trippier for violating betting rules is effective worldwide, FIFA has confirmed.
The world governing body has received a notification of the punishment the England and Atletico Madrid defender received from the football association and announced that it will be implemented throughout the game.
The FA found Trippier guilty of four out of seven suspected violations of its betting rules. It all happened in July 2019, around the time the 30-year-old moved £ 20m from Tottenham to Atletico.
FIFA confirmed that Kieran Trippier’s 10-week ban for violating betting rules applies worldwide
On Wednesday, he was banned from all football and soccer-related activities until February 28, and was fined £ 70,000.
A FIFA statement said: “At the request of the English association, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has extended the sanction imposed on the player Kieran Trippier to have global effect.
“The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was duly communicated to the respective associations and member associations yesterday (Wednesday).”
The FA found Trippier guilty of four out of seven suspected violations of its betting rules
All of the violations occurred in July 2019, around the time Trippier moved to Atletico
Former Burnley right-back Trippier had denied all seven charges against him, which were first brought in May. Three of them were released after a personal hearing in October and the other four were found proven.
Details of the sanction were released by the FA on Wednesday with full written reasons to be released in due course.
The suspension will exclude Trippier from at least 14 games for Atletico, the current LaLiga leaders, including the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea on February 23.
Neither Trippier nor Atletico have commented on this.