Rumours: How exactly could CONMEBOL punish Messi for his infamous corruption rant?
- The Argentinean still doesn't know which consequences he could face after accusing the CONMEBOL officials of corruption.
- TYC Sports believe he could be banned from international football for two or six months.
- He would still be able to take part in next year's Copa America and 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
This Wednesday, July 24, CONMEBOL revealed an official punishment for Lionel Messi for the unfair red card he received during the Copa Amerca third-place playoff game against Chile. The Argentinean was wrongly sent off for a chest-to-chest altercation with Gary Medel.
The official verdict rules out that Messi will only miss ONE match due to suspension. He is also obliged to pay $1500 fine.
However, Messi's infamous CONMEBOL insult case is still pending review. TYC Sports now reveal the alleged consequences Messi could face following his corruption allegations targeted at the Copa America officials.
They say Messi could be suspended from international football for two or even six months. This would still allow him to take part in next year's Copa America tournament and World Cup qualifiers. In fact, he would only miss several friendlies scheduled for September, October and November.
Last month, Messi claimed after the 2-0 Copa America semi-finals defeat to Brazil that the whole tournament is 'set up' for the Selecao to win it. Eventually, Messi was sensationally sent off in the third-place playoff against Chile while Brazil scooped the trophy.