Football body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from worldwide matches with Argentina for a quarter of a year in view of allegations of defilement he made at Copa América 2019.
The South American body additionally said Friday that it fined the whiz in $50,000 for his remarks after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the competition in July.
Messi and Argentina can still appeal the decision, which stops the striker from playing in four friendlies this year.
The 32-year-old will not play for Argentina matches in September against Chile and Mexico, plus another two in October versus Germany and another adversary to be picked.
Messi is as of now suspended from the primary match of the South American World Cup qualifiers next March as a result of the clearly undeserved red card he got against Chile.
The Argentine was sent off for just the second time in his profession after a pushing match with Chile midfielder Gary Medel, who likewise was shot out.