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Rothen given three-month suspended ban for match forecasts

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PARIS (Reuters) - Former France international Jerome Rothen has been given a three-month suspended ban for predicting results on a betting website, the French League (LFP) said on Thursday.

Bastia midfielder Rothen predicted the results of Ligue 2 games on the Unibet website earlier this season.

The LFP ruled that Rothen had done so in "good faith", but reminded him that it is forbidden for a professional player to be involved at any level with football betting.

Rothen, 34, won 13 caps between 2003 and 2007, scoring one goal.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; editing by Toby Davis)

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