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Messi’s four match ban lifted by FIFA Appeals committee

Argerntina and Barcelona super-star Lionel Messi will participate in his national team’s upcoming international friendly against red-hot rivals Brazil after the World football governing body appeals committee gave his a green in today’s ruling.

Argentina super-star Lionel Messi

FIFA has lifted a four-match suspension on Argentina forward Lionel Messi, world soccer’s ruling body said on Friday.

Messi, 29, was banned for insulting an assistant referee during a World Cup qualifier against Chile in March.

FIFA’s appeal committee described Messi’s behaviour as “reproachable” but decided the evidence against him was insufficient.


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