Lionel Messi is facing a two-year ban for the national team from the South American Football Association. In this year’s Copa America, although playing not really impressive, Lionel Messi has become the most prominent topic in the press.
M10 is mentioned by the unimpressive scoring record, because Argentina could not even reach the final. Messi’s red card in the third match is also a topic that is heavily exploited. And finally, the most striking are the shocking statements of the striker.
Being a calm man, Messi surprised when he criticized the South American Football Federation. They thought that this group had arranged for the Brazilian team to become champions. And they said he and his team have become victims of corruption.
With that baseless allegation, the Barcelona superstar is facing a ban of playing for the national team for 2 years. That means he will not be able to play in the 2020 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Shortly thereafter, Fox Sports channel suddenly reported that the European Football Federation sent a new word to Argentina. Hopefully this team will participate in the UEFA Nations League season 2020/2021. If playing in Europe, Messi will be able to escape the penalty of CONMEBOL and play for the national team.
However, recently UEFA directly denied this information: “Argentina’s proposal to attend UEFA tournaments is not true. UEFA has never participated in any debate on this issue and would never do that.”
After hearings with stakeholders, the CAS issued a verdict. Man City are not banned for the European Cup in 2 seasons. The 30 million euros fine that UEFA announced to the club was reduced to 10 million euros.
Head coach Pep Guardiola will have the basis to continue his future commitment to the Manchester team. The 10 million euros fine was nothing compared to the original European Cup ban with the amount of 30 million euros that UEFA had declared.