FIFA suspends Barcelona four kwalificatieduels for name-calling, linesman
The Argentine team can Tuesday night in the world cup-kwalificatieduel with Bolivia do not have Lionel Messi. The star is Tuesday for four competitive international matches suspended by FIFA.
The disciplinary committee of the wereldvoetbalbond started Monday an investigation into the behaviour of Messi in the world cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday in Buenos Aires (1-0 victory).
The attacker of FC Barcelona was at the end of the duel was furious, judge Marcelo Van Gasse after the Brazilian him terugvlagde for a violation. After the match was Messi also still have recourse to Of Gasse and the other assistant referee Dewson Silva. He refused, moreover, to Project a hand.
Referee Sandro Ricci reported that in the first instance, nothing about these incidents in his wedstrijdrapport, but on tv-images by the Argentine newspaper La Nacion online were implemented, would hear and see that Messi firm epithets used against the touch judges.
The FIFA decided on the basis of the images still start an investigation, which he already punished for the match against Bolivia. He will also miss the next three kwalificatieduels (against Uruguay and at home against Venezuela and Peru) and in addition a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs (9.400 euro) pay.
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Argentina, with still five games to go on the third place in the South American qualifying group, eight points of leader Brazil and one point of number two in Uruguay.
The first four teams qualify directly for the world cup of 2018 in Russia, while the number five a play-off playing against the number one from Oceania.
Argentina has a lead of only two points in Ecuador, which is now on the fifth place.