West Ham fear Lucas Paquetá’s career may be over if guilty of betting breaches

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  • FA has looked at allegations Paquetá deliberately got bookings
  • Brazilian says he ‘will fight with every breath to clear name’

West Ham fear Lucas Paquetá’s career could be over if he is found guilty of deliberately getting booked after the midfielder was charged by the Football Association in relation to alleged breaches of betting regulations.

The FA has been looking into allegations that Paquetá deliberately picked up yellow cards against Leicester, Aston Villa, Leeds and Bournemouth in 2022 and 2023. The governing body said in a statement that the Brazil international was suspected of directly seeking to “influence the progress, conduct, or any other aspect of, or occurrence in these matches by intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee for the improper purpose of affecting the betting market in order for one or more persons to profit from the booking”.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/may/23/lucas-paqueta-charged-fa-betting-rules-west-ham-yellow-cards under the title “West Ham fear Lucas Paquetá’s career may be over if guilty of betting breaches”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.