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Kyle Lafferty charged by the FA over betting misconduct

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Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty charged by FA
Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty charged by FA
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty applauds the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group C match at the Parc Des Princes, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 21, 2016. See PA story SOCCER N Ireland. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by Matt Mackey Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Culloden Hotel Kyle Lafferty
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland team arrive home after a successful Euro 2016 tournament in France, Belfast International Airport. Kyle Lafferty
The event will give supporters the chance to greet the Euro 2016 players
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty is dejected at the final whistle after being defeated by Wales 1-0 in Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty is dejected at the final whistle after being defeated by Wales 1-0 in Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty is dejected at the final whistle after being defeated by Wales 1-0 in Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Michael McGovern are dejected at the final whistle after being defeated by Wales 1-0 in Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty is dejected at the final whistle after being defeated by Wales 1-0 in Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty throws his boots to the fans after the final whistle during the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty with Wales' Chris Gunter during Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty with Wales' James Chester during Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty with Wales' Ben Davies during Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty with Wales' Ben Davies during Saturday evenings last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty (left) and Wales' Joe Allen battle for the ball during the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Wales' Ashley Williams (left) and Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty battle for the ball in the air during the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty and Wales' Joe Allen jump for the ballduring the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Wales' Joe Allen (left) and Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty battle for the ball during the round of 16 match at the Parc de Princes, Paris.Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Conor Washington and Kyle Lafferty during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland Manager Michael O'Neill speaks to Will Grigg and Kyle Lafferty during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley , Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ward take a tumble during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley and Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley, Jamie Ward and Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley, Jamie Ward and Kyle Lafferty during Friday nights training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Pacemaker Press 24/6/2016 Northern Ireland's Conor Washington lifts Oliver Norwood as Gareth McAuley and Kyle Lafferty watches on during training at Parc Des Princes in Paris ahead of their Euro 2016, final16 game against Wales on Saturday evening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty gets off the team bus and onto the plane for the flight to Paris ahead of their game against Wales in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 tournament. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th June 2016 - Photo by William Cherry
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Northern Ireland's Michael McGovern, Niall McGinn, Kyle Lafferty and Stuart Dallas are all smiles, on the team flight from Paris to Lyon, after they got news that they have qualified out of their Euro 2016 group.
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kyle Lafferty (L) of Northern Ireland and Jerome Boateng (R) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
FILE - JUNE 21, 2016: Bastian Schweinsteiger makes record 15th appearance for Germany at Euro finals on June 16, 2016 PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
The wife of Kyle Lafferty, Vanessa Chung

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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