Atletico Madrid has received an immense lift with the news that Kieran Trippier may never completely serve his English FA-imposed betting ban after FIFA momentarily suspended the ban.
England international may not be ruled out of any further actions as the FA failed to revise the dates of the ban whilst FIFA’s investigation is ongoing, a report insuggests.
Whilst the player accepted the ban and Atletico did not contest the charge, they appealed to FIFA that the ruling and discretion should not mean that they as a club are punished, meaning that an investigation into the worldwide aspect of the ban was put on hold.
The English FA has failed to get dates revised while that appeal is ongoing, meaning that the right-back may not miss any further action.
The FA appeal to change the dates was refused as it was judged that such a decision would have caused undue stress and anxiety for the player.
The FA’s decision had initially ruled Trippier out of 13 club matches – including the first leg of their Champions League tie against Chelsea – but the longer the FIFA review goes on, the shorter the ban will be.