Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali facing ban from soccer for betting

Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali facing ban from soccer for betting

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October 18, 2023 8:56 PM
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Newcastle have confirmed midfielder Sandro Tonali is being investigated by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for breaching betting rules.

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The 23-year-old Italy international was withdrawn from his country’s Euro 2024 qualifying defeat to England at Wembley on Tuesday night and his club have released a statement to say he is co-operating with the enquiry.

The Premier League club said: “Newcastle United can confirm that Sandro Tonali is subject to investigation by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in relation to illegal betting activity.

“Sandro is fully engaging with the investigation and will continue to cooperate with all relevant authorities.”