Jogador de clube de futebol inglês é suspenso por cinco meses por envolvimento em apostas
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The Premier League continues to act to combat match-fixing in football matches. Now, Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo has been punished for his involvement in betting.

He received a five-month suspension and £21,000 fine after admitting 375 breaches of the Football Association‘s (FA) betting rules.

The irregularities took place between 2014 and 2017, when the player played for Norwich City and was loaned to clubs such as Swindon Town, Rotherham United, Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United.

“Harry Toffolo of Nottingham Forest has received a five-month ban, which has been suspended until the end of the 2024/25 season, and a fine of £20,956.22 for misconduct in relation to our betting rules,” the FA explained. , in an official statement.

“The defender admitted that he breached FA Rule E1(b) 375 times between 22 January 2014 and 18 March 2017, and an independent Regulatory Commission imposed its sanctions following a hearing. The Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for these decisions will be published in due course.”

Players punished and investigated for involvement in betting

It is important to highlight that Brazilian Lucas Paquetá is also targeted by the English Federation (FA) for alleged violations linked to sports betting. However, the sports entity has not yet provided details of the investigation.

For this reason, Manchester City suspended negotiations and Paquetá was barred from calling up the Brazilian team for the first two games valid for the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

In May this year, Brentford and England player Ivan Toney was suspended from all football-related activities for eight months, also for involvement in sports betting.

Toney’s case began to be investigated by the FA at the end of last year. The federation suspected that he had placed bets on football matches, which is prohibited for football players.