According to the decision by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, the Barcelona and Argentina forwarder Lionel Messi is suspended due to his activity against the Chile on March 23, 2017. The disciplinary committee follows the article 77 a and 108 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) and punished with the suspension and fined £8,100 (CHF 10,000).
The Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was directing the “insulting words” at an assistant referee during Argentina’s Thursday win over Chile, 1-0 as part of the qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Lionel Messi banned for Four Match for Insulting Assistant referee in the last WCQ
The committee suspended the lead player of Argentina for next four fixtures of Argentina. However, he will not be able to play from his next fixture in the preliminary competition of Bolivia vs Argentina game today on March 28. The team still have five games to play. Whereas, the Argentina team is spotted at the third position in South American qualifying table. The 2018 Russia World Cup has scheduled the finals for Next Summer.