Kieran Trippier leaves England squad to attend personal FA hearing over allegedly breaching betting rules

KIERAN TRIPPIER has left the England squad to attend his personal FA hearing over allegedly breaching betting rules last year.

The Three Lions full-back, 30, faces a six-month ban for alleged betting offences in July 2019.

Trippier was charged with misconduct in May relating to gambling offences while completing his move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.

And Trippier will now miss the Nations League game against Denmark to attend his hearing.

The FA have claimed he left the squad due to 'personal reasons'.

The Atleti star maintains he did not personally place any bets or make any profit from bets made by someone else.

Daniel Sturridge was found guilty of a similar offence and was later hit with a global, four-month ban from all football.

The ex-Liverpool striker is claimed to have given his brother inside knowledge on a potential transfer to Sevilla in 2018, while still at the Reds.

Trippier will now miss England's Nations League clash with Denmark.

Ben Chilwell had looked set to return to take Trippier's spot – but he has been sent back to Chelsea due to 'pre-existing foot injury'.

Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka are now most-likely to start at left-wing-back.

In May, the FA charged Trippier with misconduct for the alleged betting breaches.

A statement read: "Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules.

“A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition…

“Or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”

In his own statement, Trippier said: "I have fully complied with the FA’s investigation over the past several months on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so.

"I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting."

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