FIFA lifts Lionel Messi’s ban following appeal

Lionel Messi, Barcelona forward is going to be finally available for Argentina’s decisive World Cup qualifiers versus Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela after FIFA’s Appeal Committee had removed his four-game suspension from international bouts.

The player aged 29 was banned in March by football’s global number one governing body in addition to a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs after TV footage pictured him verbally abusing a play official during a qualifier versus Chile.

Therefore, he missed his country’s 2-0 loss to Bolivia, La Paz and got ready to be suspended for up to three qualifying plays later in 2017.

By the way, Messi’s availability could serve a solid foundation for Argentina’s likelihood to qualify for next summer’s World Cup.

On August 31, Argentina will face another World Cup qualifier versus Uruguay, led by Luis Suarez. On September 5, they’re expected to face off with Venezuela, while October 5 will bring a bout with Peru.