Atlético go to CAS in bid to keep Trippier playing despite betting ban

January 20 – As anticipated, Atlético Madrid have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to suspend the ban on their English international Kieran Trippier imposed by his national federation for breaching betting rules.

Twenty-four hours after FIFA took a significant stance against footballers breaching betting rules by upholding the 10-week global ban on Kieran Trippier and dismissing Atletico’s appeal, the La Liga front-runners made their final attempt to win their argument by going to CAS.

Atletico claim the punishment hits them rather than the English national side and that the English FA could not ban a player who was not active in its own league.

But FIFA backed the original decision, which also fined Trippier £70,000, meaning he will miss Atletico’s next eight games, including first leg of Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea.

Although the ban will now resume up to and including February 28, if CAS agree to hear the case Trippier will once again become free to keep playing until a judgement is made.

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