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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

The Barcelona star has been sanctioned for using abusive language towards an official and will miss four games. Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina’s World Cup qualifier away at Bolivia, with Fifa announcing the news less than six hours before kick-off. The Albiceleste face a crunch game in La Paz, which has already been made difficult enough by the altitude, but must now contend also with the absence of their best player against Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela. Messi has been retrospectively punished for insults aimed at – and comments about…

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal. Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world’s best female player. Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri was named best men’s coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach…

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