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CONMEBOL considering serious Messi sanction

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Pin Messi could face a serious sanction from CONMEBOL. EFE/Sebastião Moreira
Messi could face a serious sanction from CONMEBOL. EFE/Sebastião Moreira

CONMEBOL considering serious Messi sanction

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According to 'Marca', CONMEBOL are weighing up whether or not to hit Lionel Messi with a serious sanction after his comments slamming the organisation in the wake of Argentina's third-place play-off against Chile.

The Argentina star's comments after Saturday's game sent shockwaves around the world of football, with Messi accusing CONMEBOL of "corruption" and provoking numerous responses from fellows players, coaches and even the organisation themselves.

It was clear that his words would not fall on deaf ears, and the Barcelona forward may now end up regretting his comments as, according to 'Marca', CONMEBOL are seriously considering dishing out a hefty punishment to Messi.

Based purely on sporting rules, Messi's sending-off against Chile would only bring with in a one-game ban, meaning the 32 year-old would sit out Argentina's first World Cup qualifier in 2020.

However, the organisation are taking Messi's comments very seriously and could now increase his ban. Furthermore, they may Messi as a repeat offender after he was banned for four games in 2017 for insulting an assistant referee.

On that occasion, Messi's ban was reduced to just one game after he appealed the ban to the Court of Arbirtration for Sports (CAS). Now, it seems as if a new war may be about to begin in the back offices as a whole nation eagerly await the return of their idol.

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