The club consider the four-game ban imposed upon the Maplestory 2 Mesos player unjust and totally disproportionate.’Finally, FC Barcelona want to reiterate their support for Leo Messi, an exemplary sportsman for his behaviour on and off the pitch.’Argentina’s defeat to Bolivia left them with a fight on their hands to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. Barca have defended their man, saying the punishment is ‘unjust and totally disproportionate’.
They lie in fifth place in the South American qualifying group, with only the top four guaranteed qualification, although only two points separate them from second-placed Colombia.Messi’s continued absence could, therefore, prove costly, although Argentina have promised to appeal, with Jorge Miadosqui, the Argentina team secretary, saying: ‘The decision doesn’t correspond with the reality based on what was put in the referee’s report.’
FIFA said when announcing its decision that the suspension was ‘bonus in line with the FIFA disciplinary committee’s previous rulings in similar cases’. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe refuses to rule out summer… Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza hits out at FIFA over Lionel… Lionel Messi learns of four-game Argentina ban only SIX… Lionel Messi’s four game ban for swearing is very harsh and… Share this article Share 2.5k shares Brazil 1st to qualify for World Cup, Argentina in danger | Daily Mail Online.
SAO PAULO (AP) – A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day archrival Argentina heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018.The five-time World Cup champions had a 3-0 victory over seventh-place Paraguay in Sao Paulo, moving to 33 points from 14 matches in South American qualifying.