Lionel Messi’s suspension has been lifted and he will be available for Both Argentina’s World Cup qualifying matches next month.
The Barcelona star was sent off in the first half of Argentina’s Copa America third-place playoff win against Chile in July last year after an altercation with Gary Medel.
The president of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Tapia has confirmed Lionel Messi won’t miss any games for his country as the result of a red card handed out in 2019.
The Argentina captain was left angry with the decision and after the match he alleged CONMEBOL had “set up” the tournament for Brazil to win it.
Brazil eventually won the competition beating Peru 3-1 in the Rio final a day.
“There is no doubt, the whole thing is set up for Brazil,” said an angry Messi after the match.
“I hope the VAR and referees don’t play any part in the final and that Peru can compete but it looks tough to me.
“We could have gone further but we weren’t allowed into the final. Corruption, referees and all the rest stopped people from enjoying the football.
“I always tell the truth and I’m honest, that is what keeps me calm, if what I say has repercussions that is not my business.”
Lionel Messi will now be available for Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers next month after the country’s FA successfully appealed against his suspension.