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Lionel Messi handed 3 months’ international ban


03 August 2019  

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AGENCIES: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months following his claim that the Copa America was “corrupt”.

Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”.

Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation, also fined Messi $50,000. He has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him.

With the ban, Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October.

Argentina’s qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup will begin in March 2020.

Following Argentina’s 2-0 semi-final defeat by hosts Brazil, the Argentine Football Association complained about “serious and gross refereeing errors”.

In response, Conmebol said accusations questioning the integrity of the Copa America were “unfounded” and “represent a lack of respect”.

Messi was shown a red card in the 37th minute against Chile, following a clash with Gary Medel, who was also dismissed.

“We don’t have to be part of this corruption,” Messi said. “They have showed us a lack of respect throughout this tournament.

“Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit.”

 

Publish Date : 03 August 2019 06:33 AM

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