Lionel Messi banned from Argentina for 3 months

Lionel Messi has been fined $50k and given a three-month ban on playing for Argentina after comments suggesting Brazil were favoured in the Copa America.

CONMEBOL has published the sanction to the Argentina captain for his controversial statements against he was sent-off in the game against Chile.

Messi was sent-off in the third-placed playoff against Chile after an altercation with Gary Medel, after his side had fallen against Brazil in the last four of the competition.

The Argentina FA will have seven days to present claims against Messi's sanction.

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