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September 26, 2020

Messi’s ban; I can play Argentina v Ecuador,” says AFA president

Lionel Messi can play in Argentina’s opening World Cup qualifier next month because the statute of limitations has run out on the ban he was given during last year’s Copa America, the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said Thursday.

Messi was banned for one game after being sent off in the Copa America third-place playoff against Chile and for leveling accusations of “corruption” at South American football chiefs.

Messi had been expected to serve the ban by missing Argentina’s qualifier against Ecuador, which is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires on October 8.

However, Claudio Tapia said he had consulted with the South American Football Confederation. (CONMEBOL) President Alejandro Dominguez, who “confirmed the statute of limitations had expired and that he (Messi) is able to play,” AFA Twitter said.

The Barcelona forward was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel. Afterwards, he alleged the tournament had been fixed in favor of the host’s Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.

Argentina, who last won the World Cup in 1986, kick-off their qualifying campaign with a doubleheader at home to Ecuador and away to Bolivia.

Honesty Femick

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