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FA cost Newcastle’s Tonali for alleged breach of betting guidelines

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Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali has been charged by the English Soccer Affiliation (FA) for misconduct regarding alleged breaches of the federation’s betting guidelines.

“It is alleged that the Newcastle United midfielder breached FA Rule E8 50 instances by inserting bets on soccer matches between 12 August 2023 and 12 October 2023,” the FA mentioned in an announcement.

The FA mentioned Tonali has till April 5 to answer the costs.

Tonali, who joined Newcastle from AC Milan in July final 12 months, had been handed a 10-month suspension from soccer in October 2023 for betting on matches in Italy following an investigation by prosecutors in Turin.

The 23-year-old’s agent, Giuseppe Riso, had claimed final 12 months that Tonali suffers from a “playing dependancy.”

In an announcement on X, Newcastle acknowledged the costs acquired by Tonali and mentioned the Italy worldwide continues to ” totally adjust to related investigations and he retains the membership’s full help.”

Tonali has made 11 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions this season and scored one objective.