Sturridge banned for six-weeks and fined £75,000 for betting breach

Sturridge banned for six-weeks and given £75,000 fine by the FA Credit: PA

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a six-week suspension from football and a £75,000 fine for breaching betting regulations, the Football Association has announced.

An independent regulatory commission found that Sturridge, capped 26 times by England, had instructed his brother to bet on a possible move to Sevilla during the January 2018 transfer window.

Nine of the 11 charges against the striker were dismissed but the FA is appealing against the decision as well as the sanctions handed down to Sturridge, who is free to resume his career on July 31 as four weeks of his ban are suspended.