Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge charged with betting misconduct

The FA has slammed Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge with two charges for breaching The FA’s Betting Rules.

Sturridge is said to have committed the offences in January 2018, though no much details has been given concerning the match in question.

The 29-year-old is alleged to have broken Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b) of The FA’s Betting Rules.

The Rules state:

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“Rule E8(1)(a): a participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on

(i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition; or

(ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.

“Rule E8(1)(b): where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this Rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.”

The England international has been given until 6pm on Tuesday November 20 to respond to the charges.

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