Report: Trippier leaves England duty to face FA betting hearing

England right-back Kieran Trippier could face a six-month ban after having to forcefully leave international duty Tuesday to attend a Football Association (FA) hearing over a potential betting ban, according to a report from The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke.

The 30-year-old is set to answer for alleged betting breaches from July 2019, when he was joining his current Atletico Madrid side from Tottenham Hotspur.

The FA claims Trippier has left the England camp for “personal reasons” ahead of Wednesday’s Nations League meeting with Denmark at Wembley Stadium.

“There is not a lot I can say about that really, it is not something which is in my control,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. “So I’ve got to focus on preparing the team with the players that I’ve got available. This is another distraction, but I’ve got to plow on through.”

The FA charged Trippier on May 1 for misconduct stemming from bets placed on his eventual move to Atletico. A group of Trippier’s close friends allegedly placed a series of wagers following a What’s App conversation.

“While a pro footballer, I have at no stage placed football-related bets or received financial benefit from others betting,” Trippier said …read more

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