Football

Messi free to play for Argentina

Fifa's Appeal Committee has lifted a four-match international ban imposed on Argentina captain Lionel Messi for verbally abusing an assistant referee.

In a statement released yesterday, the committee said that while it considered Messi's behaviour "reproachable", it felt the evidence presented was insufficient for a ban to be upheld.

Messi was suspended for insulting a match official during his country's 1-0 win over Chile in March. 


- REUTERS

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