English FA charge Martin Demichelis for betting misconduct

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LONDON (AP) The English Football Association says it has charged Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis for misconduct in relation to betting.

The FA says the 35-year-old Argentine has been accused of “committing 12 breaches concerning football matches between Jan. 22 and Jan. 28, 2016.”

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Demichelis has played 29 times for City in all competitions this season and started for Argentina in the 2-0 win against Bolivia in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.