The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday reached a decision to ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi for heaping insults on an assistant referee and will due to this fact pass over 4 suits in the run up to the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The sanction is relating to the case of Lionel Messi following an incident that came about all over the fit between Argentina and Chile on 23 March 2017 as part of the qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Lionel Messi used to be found responsible of violating article 57 of the FDC for having directed insulting phrases at an assistant referee. It followed an incident towards the tip of the Albiceleste’s 1-0 victory over Chile final week, when the Barcelona star scored the one purpose from the penalty spot.
The 29-year-outdated used to be penalised for a foul and proceeded to wave his fingers and shout insults at the referee’s assistant Marcelo van Gasse, with whom he refused to shake palms on the closing whistle.
aside the suspension, Messi was once also sanctioned with a high-quality of CHF 10,000. the first in shape for which the sanction was utilized was the fixture in the preliminary competitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ between Bolivia and Argentina, which was once performed the day prior to this, 28 March. the rest of the sanction will be served over Argentina’s subsequent FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
This choice is in keeping with the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s earlier rulings in an identical instances.
each Messi and the Argentinian football affiliation had been informed of the choice.