Messi Given 3Month Argentina Suspension

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Lionel Messi has been suspended from Argentina’s next three matches and given a $50,000 (£41,000) by CONMEBOL for his controversial comments made during the Copa America.

The Barcelona superstar accused South America’s football governing body of corruption following the red card he received in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place playoff win against Chile.

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Messi will miss friendly matches against Chile (September 5), Mexico (September 10) and Germany (October 10) – in addition to the one-match World Cup qualifying ban for being sent off.

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