When FIFA began an inquiry into the ethics of the two Dutch and Argentina teams, Messi’s behavior in arguing with opponents and criticizing the referee following the quarterfinal game may result in his exclusion from the 2022 World Cup semifinals.
Following the quarterfinal World Cup 2022 match between Argentina and the Netherlands, which started at daybreak on December 10, Lionel Messi is rumored to have harshly insulted Louis Van Gaal and the Dutch players. After winning the penalty shootout, Messi’s teammates joined in with their leader, infuriating the Dutchman.
Messi didn’t stop there; he also blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz for his handling of the match, which included up to 15 yellow cards (nine for Argentina) and one red card (for Dumfries on the Ha side). Lan).
According to reports in the European press, FIFA’s Disciplinary Subcommittee is looking into the argument and altercation between the two teams that took place during the game. The FIFA Disciplinary Subcommittee specifically looks at Error 12 (Misconduct Against Opponent) and Error 16 (violation of order and security of matches).
Messi and his teammates may be subject to an extra cold punishment from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee if it is determined that there are more infractions.
They most likely won’t be allowed to participate in any of Argentina’s upcoming games in the 2022 World Cup, including the semifinals, championship, or third-place game (only the players from the Netherlands have been eliminated). will be prohibited from participating in future international competitions if further sanctions are levied).
Messi is more likely to be “suspended” than the other players because of the criticism of referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
Messi stated the following in the post-Argentina vs. Netherlands press conference: “Because it can result in punishment, I don’t want to make any comments about the referee. But because we understood what was happening, we were extremely terrified. Mateu Lahoz’s matches frequently end in controversy “.
“FIFA needs to look into this, but I can’t express what I think. In a match between Argentina and the Netherlands, they cannot utilize an unqualified referee “Messi tacked on.
Messi is the most anticipated player in this year’s tournament, so if he is “banned” in the semi-finals, it will be a major shock for the entire 2022 World Cup.
At that time, in order to extend Messi and his colleagues’ sentences and allow AFA players to play in the 2022 World Cup, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) had to utilize the “trick” of appealing or suing FIFA before the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).