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FA Fails To Push Back Kieran Tripper’s Betting Ban

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Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier will continue to serve a 10-week ban in England after the Football Association failed to push back his suspension for betting breaches.

Tripper is still allowed to play for La Liga leaders Atletico in Spain because they have challenged the validity of the ban with world governing body FIFA.

Atletico contest the FA’s right to ban a player not active in its league.

Trippier’s ban in England started on 21 December and runs to 28 February.

The 30-year-old England international was suspended and fined £70,000 by the FA after being found to have broken betting rules.

Trippier told a friend to “lump on” over his 2019 move from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, according to English football’s governing body.

Following a request from the FA, FIFA extended the ban worldwide.

Atletico appealed against the FIFA suspension and it was provisionally lifted pending a decision.

The former Manchester City and Burnley defender played the full 90 minutes as Atletico beat Sevilla on Tuesday, extending their advantage over neighbours Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish top-flight table to four points.

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