22 July 2024

West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta withdrawn from Brazil squad for World Cup  qualifiers amid betting investigation | World News | Sky News

Another update has arrived on Lucas Paquetá this morning, this time via Sky Sports’ Keith Downie.

He reveals that the midfielder is facing a ‘lengthy ban’ from football after admitting to betting on Man city to win matches during his time..

It’s believed this has come as a huge surprise to  Millwall , who are not commenting on the matter at this stage.

Downie adds that the ‘most severe punishment’ for this misconduct is a worldwide ban from football for THREE years, but the fact Paquetá is now cooperating with prosecutors and helping the investigation means a shorter suspension is likely.

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A 12-month ban has been suggested by the Scottish association press this morning. But, either way, it’s a huge blow for the club and real shame for the player himself, who will hopefully receive the help needed to come back stronger in the future.

Here’s the update in full from Sky’s North-East correspondent, Keith Downie:

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