English FA to apply to FIFA for Ivan Toney’s suspension to be a global ban

The Football Association is expected to ask FIFA to extend Ivan Toney’s ban globally unless an appeal leads to the suspension being overturned.

The FA are reportedly set to get FIFA to apply Ivan Toney‘s eight-month ban from football worldwide, leaving the Brentford striker unable to play abroad.

Ivan Toney was last week, suspended from playing active football for eight months after he accepted breaking the Football Association betting rules.

But then came up speculations about the possibility of a loan move abroad to circumvent the suspension. However, it was clarified that as soon as Brentford applies for a transfer or loan to a foreign club, the FA would inform the corresponding football associations and FIFA about the player’s ban.

Skyports has also reported that the FA is set to apply to FIFA and other world football governing bodies to make the Englishman’s punishment a worldwide santion that will prevent him from getting involved in any form of active football.

In retrospect to previous cases such as Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier and former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who were both sanctioned for betting rule violations in 2020, resulted in immediate consequences for the players playing abroad.

Sturridge had terminated his contract with Trabzonspor while Trippier missed several weeks of football with Atletico Madrid.

Brentford is prepared to be without Toney in the team’s remaining matches of the season and he will also be prohibited from training with his teammates until September 17.

Brentford has stated that they are awaiting the written reasons from the independent regulatory commission and will review them before determining their next course of action. The player himself expressed disappointment with the ban on social media but refrained from commenting further until the written reasons are made public.

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