The English Football Association (FA) has issued an eight-month ban to Brentford striker Ivan Toney after ruling he breached its betting rules.
The ban is effective immediately and will run through until 16 January 2024, with Toney not permitted to return to training with his club until the final four months of the ban, beginning 17 September.
Toney, who has been capped by England once, was charged with 262 breaches of FA Rule E8 between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. The FA subsequently withdrew 30 of these breaches and Toney admitted to the remaining 232.
FA Rule E8 states any player, match official or coach must not bet, either directly or indirectly, on any matters related to football anywhere in the world.
News of the alleged breaches first broke in November when Toney posted a message on his social media account saying he was assisting the FA with an investigation.
Shortly afterwards the FA confirmed it had identified an initial 232 breaches before more breaches wer..