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Kieran Tripper leaves England squad to attend betting charge hearing

Kieran Tripper will not be taking part in England’s match in the Nations League against Denmark on Wednesday. The English FA has confirmed the Atletico Madrid defender has left the training camp as he is expected to attend a personal FA hearing in relation to betting charges. Gareth Southgate also confirmed that Trippier has left the team.

“There is not a lot I can say about that really, it is not something which is in my control,” the England manager said when asked about the issue. “I have got to focus on preparing the team with the players I have got available. We always find solutions, it is an opportunity for somebody else. If I lose focus on the job in hand – there is a million distractions, frankly – so this is another distraction, but it is something I have got to plough on through.”

Trippier was charged in May with misconduct with betting around his transfer to Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in July 2019. The 29-year-old has always insisted he has never profited from betting on football, or from others doing so on his behalf. Southgate also confirmed that Ben Chilwell has left the training camp as he is still suffering from a foot injury. The virus the Chelsea defender picked up is not the reason he left the England squad.

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