FIFA rejects Atletico Madrid’s appeal against Trippier’s 10-week betting ban

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Kieran Trippier’s 10-week ban for breaching betting rules has been upheld, after FIFA said on Monday the suspension applies worldwide.

Trippier’s suspension from the English Football Association had been temporarily put on hold pending an appeal from Atletico Madrid, which FIFA has dismissed.

“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.

The England international was banned by the FA for passing information on his 2019 transfer from Tottenham to Atletico to be used by friends to bet on.