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Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier has been given a ten-week suspension by the Football Association after he was found guilty of breaching the governing body’s rules on betting.
Trippier was to miss the Champions League game against Chelsea next month, but all that has changed after a recent ruling by FIFA.
FIFA has moved to suspend Kieran Trippier’s 10-week ban for breaching betting rules, which will permit the England international to play for his club Atletico Madrid pending appeal.
FIFA’s decision now means that the fullback will to return to play for Diego Simeone’s side until the appeal is heard at a later date in the course of the season.
FIFA’s temporary lifting of the suspension pending the appeal was initiated by Atletico, as the Spanish side felt it was unfair the player would miss a large chunk of Atletico’s matches but none for England.
Trippier is now eligible to turn out for Atletico in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Chelsea on February 23.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone had said: “I insist: it is completely unjust for Atlético Madrid to find itself in a situation where the [body] that benefits is the English federation, which is the same body that takes the decision and makes the judgment.
“We hope this situation can be reviewed, or at least analysed to see why Atlético Madrid should be the one [paying] for something in which it has played no part.”