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  • Updated: October 26, 2023

Newcastle's Tonali Banned From Football For Betting Breaches

Newcastle's Tonali Banned From Football For Betting Breaches

Newcastle and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali has been banned from football for 10 months by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for breaching betting rules.

The 23-year-old admitted to placing bets on matches in which he played in a hearing with the FIGC in Turin.

He will not be eligible to play again until August and will be unavailable to feature at Euro 2024 next summer should Italy qualify.

FIGC president Gabriele Gravina said: "An agreement has been reached between the federal prosecutor and Sandro Tonali. 

"The plea agreement is for 18 months, of which eight months is for rehabilitation, which involves therapeutic activity and making at least 16 public appearances.

"The rules call for a certain number of years of suspension, but the plea bargain and extenuating circumstances have been taken into consideration and the players' collaboration went above and beyond, therefore we must continue to respect the rules we have established for ourselves."

Tonali joined Newcastle from AC Milan in July for £55 million, becoming the club's second most expensive signing.

He has made 12 appearances for the Magpies and was a used substitute in Newcastle's 1-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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