Premier League star charged over betting offences

SoccerBy Sunday World
Demichelis has questions to answer
Demichelis has questions to answer

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged with misconduct in relation to betting by the Football Association.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016.

"He has until 5pm on 5 April 2016 to respond to the charge."

A worldwide ban on betting on football came into force on August 1, 2014 for all those involved in the game.

Rule E8 states: "A Participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on - (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters."

Players are also banned from knowingly providing inside information to any other person for the purpose of betting and from promoting betting activity.