Argentina's Lionel Messi argues assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee". Photo: AP

Messi thrown out of four internationals for swearing at official

Messi will play in only one of Argentina’s five remaining World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina's Lionel Messi argues assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee". Photo: AP
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