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Trippier to serve rest of 10-week ban after Atlético appeal dismissed by FIFA

Kieran Trippier will be unavailable to play until 28 February after FIFA ruled he must serve a suspension handed down by the English FA.

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Trippier to serve rest of 10-week ban after FIFA dismisses appeal

Atlético Madrid defender Kieran Tripper must serve the rest of his 10-week ban after his appeal was dismissed by FIFA. The defender was issued a suspension and a fine of £70,000 on 23 December after England's Football Association found him guilty of breaking rules related to betting. Trippier was charged with seven alleged breaches of rule E8(1)(b), four of which were proven.

The regulation states: "Where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting."

Trippier denied the charges and his ban was put on hold while FIFA's Appeal Committee considered his case. However, in a statement on Monday, football's governing body said: "The FIFA Appeal Committee has dismissed the appeal lodged by the club Atletico Madrid in a case concerning the player Kieran Trippier. As a consequence, the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee passed on December 23 2020 is confirmed, extending sanctions imposed on the player by the English FA to have worldwide effect."

Trippier to return ahead of Madrid derby

Trippier will now be unavailable for Diego Simeone's side until 28 February. The England international will miss LaLiga matches against Eibar, Valencia, Cádiz, Celta, Granada and Levante, but he will be back in time for the derby with Real Madrid, which is scheduled for 7 March. However, he will also sit out the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Chelsea at the Wanda Metropolitano on 23 February.