Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, is set to appeal his four-
match ban handed to him by FIFA, for allegedly insulting a
match official during their 2018 World Cup qualifier against
Chile in March.
In addition to the suspension, Messi was fined 10,000 Swiss
Messi was reported to the world football governing body, over
a foul-mouthed outburst at an assistant referee during the
The Barcelona forward was caught on camera verbally abusing
the official, reportedly saying: “f*** off, the c*** of your
The 29-year-old has already served one match of the ban and
will now testify via video link, in a bid to get the rest of the
ban overturned. A verdict is expected by the end of month.
Argentina’s next World Cup qualifier against Uruguay will be
played August 31.