With the news that Kieran Trippier may never fully serve his English FA-imposed betting ban after FIFA temporarily suspended the ban, Atletico Madrid has received a huge boost.
A report in The Guardian details that as the FA failed to revise the dates of the ban whilst FIFA’s investigation is ongoing the England international may not be ruled out of any further actions.
They appealed to FIFA that the ruling and discretion should not mean that they as a club are punished whilst the player accepted the ban and Atletico did not contest the charge, meaning that an investigation into the worldwide aspect of the ban was put on hold.
While that appeal is ongoing the English FA has failed to get dates revised, meaning that the right-back may not miss any further action.
The appeal by the FA to revise the dates was rejected 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.