FIFA suspends Lionel Messi for four World Cup qualifiers

Posted on:30 Mar 2017 09:03:34
FIFA suspends Lionel Messi for four World Cup qualifiers
30 March 2017 Current Affairs: Soccer megastar Lionel Messi (Argentina) has been suspended for four international matches by FIFA for insulting an assistant referee, effective immediately.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee - in application of articles 77 a) and 108 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) – has reached a decision in relation to the case of Lionel Messi following an incident that occurred during the match between Argentina and Chile as part of the qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Lionel Messi has been found guilty of violating art. 57 of the FDC for having directed insulting words at an assistant referee.

As a result, Messi will be suspended for four official matches and sanctioned with a fine of $10,166.

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President: Gianni Infantino

Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland

Founded: 21 May 1904

2018 FIFA World Cup Host country: Russia

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