Star Argentine striker Lionel Messi received a lengthy suspension for insulting a judge.
The incident occurred in the qualifying match for the 2018 world Cup between Argentina and Chile (1:0). Messi during the match made insulting words addressed to the assistant referee.
Although all arbitrators judging the meeting of Argentina and Chile, argue that there are no insults in its address was not from Messi, the FIFA disciplinary Committee has suspended the captain of the Argentina national team in four qualifiers for the world Cup and fined the star of “Barcelona” by 9350 EUR.
The FIFA decision could deal a serious blow for Argentina, Vice-world Champions in the selection to the Russian world Cup occupy an intermediate third position, but ahead of the national team of Chile, occupying impassable sixth row, just two points.
In the qualifying cycle for the 2018 FIFA world Cup Lionel Messi scored four goals in six matches. To return to the team five-time winner of the Golden ball will just before the last qualifier against the national team of Ecuador.
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