FORMER Burnley defender Kieran Trippier’s 10-week ban for breaching betting rules has been suspended by FIFA pending an appeal.

The Atletico Madrid man was hit with the ban on December 23 after the Football Association found him guilty of four of seven alleged breaches of its betting regulations.

All are understood to have occurred in July 2019, around the time of the 30-year-old’s £20million move from Tottenham to Atletico.

However, the Spanish club subsequently lodged an appeal against the ban, which will now be reviewed by FIFA.

A FIFA statement said: “Following the appeal and, specifically, the request for provisional measures lodged by the club Atletico Madrid, the FIFA Appeal Committee has approved to stay the extension of the suspension against Kieran Trippier until the procedure is over before the FIFA Appeal Committee.”

Trippier will not make an immediate return to action having been struggling with injury.

His original ban, which also came with a fine of £70,000, was due to expire on February 28.

It would have ruled the right-back out of at least 14 matches for Atletico, including the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea on February 23.

The period of the original ban did not include any England fixtures, with Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side next scheduled to be in action when they face San Marino on March 25.