Complaint may lead to Bale ban - Blatter

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Gareth Bale could be banned for playing for Tottenham while the Olympics are on - but only if the Football Association lodges an official complaint, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed.

Bale was included in Stuart Pearce's Great Britain squad for the Olympics but was withdrawn due to injury but the Welshman played for Spurs on Tuesday and scored in a pre-season friendly against Los Angeles Galaxy in California.

The FA and British Olympic Association have not commented on Bale's appearance, but Blatter said if there was an official complaint to FIFA then the 23-year-old could be banned for playing again for Spurs - even in friendlies - until August 12.

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