Manchester City's Martin Demichelis hit with FA betting charge

Martin Demichelis is alleged to have committed 12 betting offences between January 22 and 28
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Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by the Football Association in relation to betting.

The Argentina international, 35, is alleged to have committed 12 breaches of FA rule E8 concerning football matches between January 22 and 28 this year.

Sky sources understand there is no suggestion Demichelis is suspected of match-fixing or betting on a game involving Manchester City.

Demichelis - who moved to the Etihad in 2013 from Atletico Madrid - has until 5pm on April 5 to respond to the charge.

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Sky Sports News HQ reporter Aidan Magee explains how Martin Demichelis could be punished if found guilty of breaching FA betting rules

He has played 18 Premier League games this season but was substituted in the recent 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

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Demichelis' most recent game came in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Bolivia on Wednesday.

Neither City nor the player has commented at this stage.

The FA announced new rules from 1 August, 2014 introducing a worldwide ban on betting on football.

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