corruption

Lionel Messi facing two-year ban for ‘corruption’ comments?

Lionel Messi could potentially be banned from representing Argentina for two years after alleging that the match officials at the Copa America were corrupt. Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly facing a two-year ban from international football for comments made after his country’s Copa America meeting with Chile. The 32-year-old was sent off in Saturday’s third-place playoff match in Sao Paulo after a coming together with Gary Medel. Messi was unhappy with the decision and alleged that the tournament officials heavily favoured hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in the semi-finals en route to lifting the trophy. “There is no doubt the whole thing is set up for Brazil,” Messi said at the weekend, prior to Brazil’s victory over Peru in the fin...

Football confederation hits back after Messi’s Copa America ‘corruption’ claims

The South American football confederation said questioning the integrity of the Copa America is “unacceptable” after Lionel Messi alleged Argentina were victims of “corruption” in their 2-1 win over Chile. Messi saw red towards the end of the first half of their third-place play-off in Sao Paolo and refused to take part in the medal ceremony. The Barcelona star was dismissed following a confrontation with former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also shown a red card. 90 ‘FIM DO JOGO🇦🇷 2-1 🇨🇱 Baixe o APP oficial da #CopaAmerica e não perca nenhum detalhe: https://t.co/mYYF6r9PXt pic.twitter.com/ezHDzyKgxC — Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 6, 2019 Messi appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender Medel appearing to push his head towards the Ar...

Result: Football confederation hits back after Messi’s Copa America ‘corruption’ claims

The South American football confederation said questioning the integrity of the Copa America is “unacceptable” after Lionel Messi alleged Argentina were victims of “corruption” in their 2-1 win over Chile. Messi saw red towards the end of the first half of their third-place play-off in Sao Paolo and refused to take part in the medal ceremony. The Barcelona star was dismissed following a confrontation with former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also shown a red card. 90 ‘FIM DO JOGO🇦🇷 2-1 🇨🇱 Baixe o APP oficial da #CopaAmerica e não perca nenhum detalhe: https://t.co/mYYF6r9PXt pic.twitter.com/ezHDzyKgxC — Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 6, 2019 Messi appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender Medel appearing to push his head towards the Argentina playmaker as the...

Miami GP vote delayed amid corruption rumour

Plans for a grand prix in Miami remain dead in the water. Plans for a grand prix in Miami remain dead in the water. Liberty Media had wanted to put a second US grand prix on the calendar for 2019, but despite delays F1 CEO Chase Carey insisted negotiations were still “going on” regarding 2020. However, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt reports that local lawmakers have effectively now cancelled moves for a 2020 Miami GP by delaying a vote of the Miami City Commission. The Independent revealed the minutes of a meeting that show the vote “was deferred to the May 23, 2019 planning and zoning commission meeting”. Not just that, we have learned that an email emerged in which F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches offers to “host” Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos ...

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