Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined 70,000 pounds ($94,052.00) following a breach of betting rules, the Football Association said on Wednesday.
Trippier, 30, denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8, which were said to occur in July 2019, and requested a personal hearing.
His scheduled return date of March 1, 2021, is subject to any appeal that Trippier may launch and any subsequent appeals by the FA if the suspension is altered.
An FA spokesperson said: "Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined £70,000 following misconduct in relation to breaches of The FA's Betting Rules."
"The suspension, which includes all football and football-related activity, is effective worldwide from today (Wednesday 23 December 2020) following an application to FIFA."
Trippier's ban will rule him out of at least 14 matches for Atletico, including their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Chelsea on February 23.
The offences are understood to have taken place in July 2019 around the time that the full-back moved to Atletico from Tottenham for a fee in the region of £20m.