Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Appeals 4 Match Ban Slammed By FIFA (See Details)

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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.

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In addition to the suspension, Messi was fined 10,000 Swiss
Francs (£8,111).

Messi was reported to the world football governing body, over
a foul-mouthed outburst at an assistant referee during the
1-0 win.

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The Barcelona forward was caught on camera verbally abusing
the official, reportedly saying: “f*** off, the c*** of your
mother.”

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.

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Argentina’s next World Cup qualifier against Uruguay will be
played August 31.

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