Lionel Messi banned from International Football for 3 months

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Lionel Messi banned from International Football for 3 months
Argentina football star Lionel Messi has been banned from playing international football for his country for three months.
According to reports, South American football body CONMEBOL suspended Leo from international matches due to accusations of corruption he made at Copa América 2019 last month.
It may be mentioned here that Messi avoided the medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.” The Argentinian also said the tournament was set for hosts Brazil to win. The football star had already complained against Copa América refereeing after Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals.
CONMEBOL reportedly also handed Messi a fine of $50,000 (Rs. 35 lakh) for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 victory against Chile. It may be mentioned here that Leo was sent off in the match for scuffle with Gary Medel.
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 already suspended from the first match of the South American World Cup qualifiers next March because of the apparently undeserved red card he received against Chile.
However, neither Messi nor Argentina’s football association have made any comments about CONMEBOL’s decision.

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