Brentford striker Ivan Toney faces a prolonged ban after being charged by the English Soccer Affiliation for 232 alleged breaches of betting guidelines over a four-year interval.
The information comes simply days after the Brentford striker missed out on Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England World Cup squad.
Toney, 26, final week admitted he was aiding the FA with its investigation into historic breaking of playing guidelines.
The alleged breaches stretch from 2017, when Toney was on Newcastle’s books, to 2021, after he had joined Brentford from Peterborough.
In an announcement the FA mentioned: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting guidelines.
“It’s alleged that the Brentford FC ahead breached FA rule E8 232 instances between February 25, 2017 and January 23, 2021.”
The principles ban gamers from betting on any soccer match, even video games by which they aren’t concerned.
England right-back Kieran Trippier was banned for 10 weeks by the FA in December 2020 for giving out info for others to wager on his switch from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.
Toney had been referred to as as much as England’s latest Nations League in September however was omitted when Gareth Southgate named his travelling social gathering to Qatar.
He responded by scoring twice in a shock 2-1 win for the Bees over Manchester Metropolis on Saturday.
“The membership has been in dialogue with Ivan and his authorized representatives about this matter and people conversations will proceed privately,” Brentford mentioned in an announcement.
“We are going to make no additional remark till the matter has been accomplished.”
When information of the FA probe broke on November 6, Toney wrote on Twitter: “I’m conscious of a narrative about me in a nationwide newspaper in the present day.
“I’ve been aiding the Soccer Affiliation with their enquiries and won’t be making any remark till such investigation has reached its conclusion.”
WORLD CUP’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL
By Joe Barton
Meet probably the most controversial footballer on the Qatar World Cup.
And it’s as far faraway from the Socceroos’ daring pre-tournament assertion talking out concerning the human rights issues in Qatar as you may presumably be.
Mehdri Torabi is the Iranian star who’s pro-regime and has taken a stand in opposition to his teammates on a subject that has divided his nation.
Even at a World Cup the place the host nation’s therapy of migrant employees and shameful therapy of same-sex relationships have dominated protection, the Iranian winger might but stand out.
Iran is taking its place within the World Cup below an much more politically charged backdrop than even host nation Qatar – it’s a nation, and a crew, break up over the surprising loss of life of 22-year-old Masha Amini whereas in police custody after being arrested by the morality police for “unsuitable apparel”.
Amini’s loss of life has sparked protests around the globe, with lots of having already died within the unrest, and tragically supplies the backdrop to a seemingly doomed World Cup marketing campaign for Iran.
Shockingly, greater than three-quarters of Iran’s parliament has referred to as for the loss of life penalty for the 1000’s of Iranians who’ve been arrested in protests following Amini’s homicide.
Iran delayed their squad naming as debate raged over the choice of striker Sardar Azmoun, with coach Carlos Quieroz defying authorities stress to be able to decide the Bayer Leverkusen star.
Azmoun had ignored directions from the Iranian FA, who had banned its stars from talking out concerning the surprising loss of life – posting messages of assist for the protests to his 5.1 million Instagram followers.
However the actual trigger for division inside the crew – and maybe the match’s most controversial determine – might simply be Azmoun’s teammate, Torabi.
In October, Torabi courted controversy when he was the one participant for Persepolis who refused to put on a black wristband in assist of the protesters.
The 28-year-old has a historical past of constructing political statements – and in 2019, amid a earlier crackdown on protesters, lifted his shirt as a part of a purpose celebration to disclose the message: “The one technique to save the nation is to obey the chief.”
Iran’s gamers might be intently watched for any hints that they assist the protestors – or in any other case – this match, however Quieroz mentioned gamers have “the correct to specific themselves.”
“You guys are used to bending your knees within the video games. Some folks agree, some folks don’t agree with that. And Iran is strictly the identical,” Quieroz mentioned.
“It’s out of query to assume that the Iran nationwide crew is struggling any type of points like that. The gamers, the one have one factor in thoughts, which is to struggle for his or her dream to be within the second spherical.”
Iran opens their World Cup towards England on Monday.
Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling a abdomen bug and might be disregarded of the crew’s World Cup warm-up pleasant towards Nigeria on Thursday, in keeping with his coach Fernando Santos.
Ronaldo gave an explosive interview to Piers Morgan’s present on TalkTV this week by which he criticised Manchester United and mentioned he had no respect for the coach Erik ten Hag, who has not relied on him a lot this season.
The striker, 37, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, won’t practice on Wednesday due to the sickness, which has began amid the controversy brought on by his interview.
“He’s affected by gastroenteritis and won’t practice in the present day for that reason,” Santos advised a press convention in Lisbon.
“He received’t be prepared (to face Nigeria), he’s resting, as , gastritis takes quite a bit out of gamers.”
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