Barcelona star footballer Lionel Messi has been banned from playing international football. Messi has been banned from playing for Argentina for three months.
According to reports, South American football body CONMEBOL suspended Messi from international matches due to accusations of corruption he made at Copa América 2019 last month.
CONMEBOL reportedly also handed Messi a fine of $50,000 (Rs. 35 lakh) for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 victory against Chile. It may be mentioned here that Messi was sent off in the match for scuffle with Gary Medel.
However, neither Messi nor Argentina’s football association have made any comments about CONMEBOL’s decision.