Atletico Madrid: Trippier’s 10-week ban suspended by FIFA as a precaution

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Trippier's 10-week ban suspended by FIFA as a precaution

FIFA have suspended the 10-week ban handed to Kieran Trippier by the English Football Association (FA) for breaching betting rules.

The FA imposed the ban, which would’ve seen the Atletico Madrid player banned from playing matches or even training with this club, in December.

The England international was sanctioned after people close to him betted on his transfer from Tottenham to Atletico in the summer of 2019.

There were questions over the timing of the ban from the FA’s point of view, with Trippier not missing any England games for the duration of it.

The right-back would also have had to sit out the first leg of Atletico’s Champions League last 16 tie with English club Chelsea.

Since the ban was announced, Atletico asked for the full statement from the FA but did not receive a reply.

Now, with the suspension of the ban, Diego Simeone will be able to call on Trippier straight away, although he’s not expected to feature against Alaves on Sunday.

The lifting of the ban on FIFA’s part is only a precautionary step as the matter continues to be investigated.

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