Manchester City defender Demichelis charged with betting offences

The FA has charged the Argentina international over 12 alleged violations of "rule E8 concerning football matches", all of which date between January 22 and January 28 this year.

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Martin Demichelis in action during this month's Manchester derby.

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged for "misconduct relating to betting" by the Football Association (FA) over alleged breaches that took place in January.

The FA has charged the Argentina international over 12 alleged violations of "rule E8 concerning football matches", all of which date between January 22 and January 28 this year.

Demichelis has until April 5 to answer the charge.

The 35-year-old has played in 29 games in all competitions for City this season and was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes during Argentina's win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

The ruling bans players from betting "either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on any result, progress or conduct of a match or competition in which they participate or have participated in during a season, or in which they have any influence".