Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body for football in France, has issued sanctions to 35 players for breaching a ban on sports betting.
The LFP’s disciplinary committee announced the sanctions after the players were ruled to have violated LFP and French Football Federation (FFF) regulations during the 2021-22 season.
Both the LFP and FFF have in place a blanket ban on professional players betting on football. The ban applies to French players and footballers from overseas playing their club football in France.
This was the fourteenth occasion sanctions were issued since the LFP began working with national gambling regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) in the 2013-14 season. LFP did not disclose each individual breach of regulations.
Suspensions and fines
Among the highest profile names on the list of sanctioned footballers was Wahbi Khazri, a Tunisian international who players for Montpellier in Ligue 1. Khazri was ordered to pay a fine of €3,000 (£2,5..