The Appeals Committee rejected the appeal lodged by Barcelona against the two-match ban imposed on Leo Messi by the Competition Committee. As a result, the Argentine will not be able to play in the next La Liga match against Elche.
Soccer or association football is considered the most popular team sport in the world and is one of the most played games in New Zealand. It was brought to the country by British soldiers and settlers in the middle of the 19th century. The country’s oldest club, Devonport’s North Shore, was founded in 1886 and the first international match was played in 1904.