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Atletico Madrid fullback Trippier sees ban appeal rejected

Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for breaking betting rules applies globally, Fifa ruled as it dismissed an appeal by his club, Atletico Madrid.

The former Manchester City full-back was suspended by the Football Association in December, but the ban was provisionally lifted in January after Atletico appealed.

The Spaniards argued the FA could not ban a player not active in its league.

But Fifa backed the decision, ruling "sanctions imposed on the player by the English FA to have worldwide effect".

Trippier's ban, which started on 21 December, will now resume up to and including 28 February.

He will miss the first leg of Atletico's Champions League last-16 tie with Chelsea on 23 February, but could return for the second leg on 17 March.

"The Fifa Appeal Committee has dismissed the appeal lodged by the club Atletico Madrid in a case concerning the player Kieran Trippier," Fifa said.

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