Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali handed 10-month ban

Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali has been handed a 10-month ban by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for violating betting rules.

The 23-year-old  is set to miss action until August and will be ineligible to participate in Euro 2024 next summer if Italy qualifies.

Tonali, who joined Newcastle from AC Milan in July for £55 million, will face a lengthy suspension due to this breach. This comes in the wake of Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli’s seven-month ban from the FIGC earlier this month for similar betting violations.

Fagioli received a one-year ban, with five months suspended, along with a fine of 12,500 euros (£10,850) and a required therapy plan lasting at least six months to address his gambling problem.

In addition to Tonali, midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who is currently on loan at Aston Villa from Galatasaray, was also asked to leave Italy’s training camp on October 12, as both players were implicated in an investigation by Italian prosecutors.

Tonali, during his three-year tenure at San Siro with AC Milan, played a pivotal role in helping the club secure their first Serie A title in 11 years during the 2021-22 season and reach the semi-finals of the previous season’s Champions League. ghanasoccernet

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