The ten-week suspension of Kieran Trippier for a breach of betting laws was suspended by FIFA pending an appeal, the world governing body announced. After the soccer federation found him guilty on four out of seven counts of breaking betting laws, the Atletico Madrid defender was given a suspension on Dec. 23.
All the infringements reportedly happened in July 2019, when the 30-year-old transferred for £ 20 million from Tottenham to Atletico. The Spanish club subsequently appealed the suspension, which FIFA is now considering. In July 2019, Kieran Trippier transferred to Atletico Madrid (Martin Rickett/PA)A FIFA statement said, “Following the appeal and, in particular, the request for provisional measures submitted by the club Atletico Madrid, the FIFA Appeals Committee has agreed to suspend the extension of the ban against Kieran Trippier pending the outcome of the proceedings before the FIFA Appeals Committee. ” The original suspension by Trippier, which included a £ 70,000 fine, was due to expire on Feb. 28 and would have suspended the right-back for at least 14 Atletico games, including the first leg of the 16th Champions League round against Chelsea on Feb. 23. No England games were included in the duration of the original ban, with the next match by Gareth Southgate set for March 25 against San Marino.