Lionel MESSI will appeal his four match ban with Argentina.
As we reported last week, FIFA have invited Lionel MESSI to defend himself and appeal his four match suspension which he received. A report from TyC Sports has stated that the Argentina captain will fly to Zurich on May 4 where he would meet with FIFA officials to discuss his ban.
The rumor is that should MESSI appear in Zurich, his four match ban would be reduced to two matches. MESSI has already served one match, when Argentina lost 2-0 to Bolivia last month in a World Cup qualifying match.
MESSI received his ban after he appeared to curse at an official following Argentina’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win against Chile. Should the ban be reduced to two matches, it would mean that he would miss Argentina’s next World Cup Qualifier on August 31 against Uruguay in Montevideo but would be back for the home World Cup Qualifier on September 5 against Venezuela.