Lionel Messi Hit With Four-Match Ban

Barcelona wizard striker Lionel Messi has been suspended by FIFA for abusing a linesman during Argentina's victory over Chile, ruling him out of four games.

The Punishment relates to 29 years old player actions during the closing stages of Argentina's victory at home to Chile last week, when the Argentine captain scored the only goal from the penalty spot.Screenshot_2017-03-28-22-37-46_com.instagram.android_1490727534602

Messi was penalised for a foul and proceeded to wave his arms and shout insults at the referee's assistant Marcelo Van Gasse, with whom he debrised to shake hands at the final whistle.

It means Edgardo Bauza side Argentina will also without their talisman for next season's qualifiers versus Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru, with him only returning for the final game of the CONMEBOL section versus Equador.

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