Ivan Toney feels that lacking out on choice for England’s 2022 World Cup squad was an even bigger punishment than his eight-month ban. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Ivan Toney has stated that lacking out on choice for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a worse punishment than his eight-month ban from soccer. The Brentford ahead admitted to 232 breaches of the English Soccer Affiliation’s (FA) betting guidelines earlier this yr.
The allegations got here to the floor shortly earlier than the England World Cup squad announcement. Supervisor Gareth Southgate and FA chief government Mark Bullingham each stated the 27-year-old’s omission was for footballing causes and never associated to the betting investigation.
FA finally didn’t dish out punishment till the tip of the season
He believes the timing of the FA announcing the investigation was “a bit spiteful” because it got here solely days earlier than the naming of the England squad. The FA finally didn’t dish out punishment till the tip of the season.
Toney was in wonderful kind main as much as the match and completed the English Premier League season with 20 targets. He now’s unable to coach along with his crew till September and can’t play till January 17, 2024. The Northampton native obtained a lowered ban as a consequence of his dependancy to playing.