The disciplinary Committee of the International football Federation (FIFA) decided to suspend striker of the national team of Argentina’s Lionel Messi from participating in the next four matches of the qualifying tournament of the world championship 2018.
This decision was made after reviewing the incident in the match between Argentina and Chile, which took place on 23 March in the qualifying campaign for Russia 2018. In the course of the game L. Messi stated insulting words to assistant referee.
The first match, which will be applied the sanction against L. Messi, will be held on Tuesday in Bolivia, the other three will be held on the field of Argentina.
In addition, L. Messi fined 10 thousand Swiss francs.
Currently, Argentina ranks third in South American qualifying tournament for the 2018 world Cup. Typing in 13 games with 22 points, Argentines are 7 points behind the leading Brazil . The four best (out of 10 participants) team directly fall on the world Cup, which will be held in Russia, the team that won the fifth place, will play against Oceania representative.