Messi banned


Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been banned for one game and fined $1,500 after being sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place playoffs.
Messi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel and afterwards alleging that the tournament had been fixed in favour of the hosts Brazil.
The Argentina playmaker called the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) “corrupt” and did not attend the ceremony to pick up his medal.
Messi’s ban is expected to be served in Argentina’s first qualifier for the 2022 World Cup.


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