Lucas Paquetá He is facing one of the most difficult moments of his sports career. The Brazilian footballer has been accused by the FA (English Football Federation) for having committed four infractions related to their sports betting. Everything is linked to several games from last season.

Enrolled in the ranks of West Ham, the FA accuses him of infractions in his conduct in the duels against the Leicester City November 12, 2022; Aston Villa March 12, 2023; Leeds United May 21, 2023; and AFC Bournemouth on August 12, 2023.

The English Federation insists that Lucas Paquetá sought to directly influence the progress, conduct or any other aspect or occurrence in the aforementioned matches. In addition, they claim that he intentionally sought to receive a card from the referee with the improper purpose of affecting bets. market for one or more people to benefit from betting.

[Sandro Tonali, castigado con diez meses de inhabilitación por sus apuestas ilegales]

A situation that has caused some uncertainty regarding the future of Lucas Paquetá. The player could face a large penalty considering other similar cases. The FA already punished Reading footballer Kynan Isaac with a ten-year ban several seasons ago.

A totally unexpected setback that shakes his future. The footballer had established himself after his great season at West Ham and everything indicated that he could leave the team at the end of the season. In fact, there had been a lot of speculation about a possible transfer to Manchester City by Pep Guardiola.

Lucas Paquetá, with a serious face during a match.


In recent years, the Premier League has been closely linked to sports betting cases. One of the players who are suspended in Sandro Tonali, from Newcastle. In addition, there have been others like Ivan Toney which has also been splashed.

Paqueta explodes

Shortly after making the news public, Lucas Paquetá responded harshly to the FA’s accusations and was very upset with what happened. The footballer claims to be very upset and surprised with the FA’s publication, making it clear that whenever he has been asked he has cooperated with the organization.

[Escándalo en la Premier con las apuestas: Toney, acusado de incumplir 232 veces la norma]

“I am very surprised and upset to see that the FA have decided to charge me. For nine months I have cooperated at every step of the investigation and provided all the information I could. I deny the charges in their entirety and will fight with all my might to clear my name. Due to the ongoing process, I will not make any further comments,” he stated in his social media post.


Leave a Reply