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Kyle Lafferty charged by the FA over betting misconduct

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.

The English FA said it is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA Rule E8.

Lafferty has until August 5 to respond to the charge.

A worldwide ban came into force in August 2014 preventing footballers at professional level from gambling on the game.

Lafferty (28) has not played for his club since January.

He started twice for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 and was the side's top scorer for the qualification campaign with seven goals.

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