Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina forward restricted for “annoying” assistant ref
Lionel Messi was restricted for four international matches – only five and a half hours before Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia commenced. The Barcelona forward was rebuffed for coordinating “offending words” at an assistance ref amid Thursday’s 1-0 disarm Chile.
Messi, who scored the main objective in the qualifier, was infuriated when he was punished for a foul, waving and yelling at the assistant accordingly. The 29-year-old was fined £8,100. He will miss his nation’s next four focused apparatuses.
Argentina is third in South American qualifying, with the main four groups progressing to next summer’s finals in Russia. There are five matches still to play.
Euro 2017: England manager Mark Sampson will name his squad three months ahead of time
England Women will name their 23-in number squad for Euro 2017 over three months before the competition starts in July, says head mentor Mark Sampson.
The 3 April declaration will go before the Women’s Super League Spring Series.
Ex-England manager Roy Hodgson named his men’s squad under four weeks before Euro 2016, yet Sampson feels doing as such early will “bring tremendous advantages”.
“We’ve worked with our player pool for a long time now and are sure about the correct players we need,” he said.
Liverpool v Everton: Seamus Coleman damage can offer inspiration says Phil Jagielka
Everton will utilise the terrible damage endured via Seamus Coleman as included inspiration for Saturday’s derby against Liverpool, says chief Phil Jagielka.
Coleman, 28, will miss a while subsequent to breaking his leg when playing for the Republic of Ireland against Wales.
“That is one thing Seamus will need us to do, to play well and get some great outcomes,” said Jagielka
Everton – seventh in the Premier League – go to Manchester United three days in the wake of confronting Liverpool at Anfield.
Manchester City fined £35,000 over players’ conduct amid draw with Liverpool
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the Football Association for their players’ conduct amid the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on 19 March. The club admitted to an offence accusation for neglecting to guarantee their players behaved in a methodical manner. It took after an occurrence “in or around the 50th moment” when official Michael Oliver granted Liverpool a punishment. James Milner scored from the spot, with Sergio Aguero adjusting on 69 minutes.
Both Gael Clichy, who was punished for a raised boot on Roberto Firmino, and David Silva were reserved after Oliver indicated the spot.