(Reporting by Steve Tongue, editing by Ed Osmond)

“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,” a statement said.

“Participants covered by the ban will be prohibited from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world,” the FA said at the time.

LONDON Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged with a betting offence, the Football Association said on Friday.

Stricter rules introduced two years ago apply to everyone involved in senior football in England.

Lafferty, who has 54 international caps and played at Euro 2016, has until August 5 to respond to the charge.