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Lionel Messi banned from international football for 3 months

first_img Associated Press AsuncionAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 09:51 IST Football body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMessi and Argentina’s can appeal against CONMEBOL banMessi will miss 3 friendlies for Argentina this year if ban staysMessi avoided medal ceremony at Copa America 2019 last monthFootball body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at Copa América 2019.The South American body also said Friday that it fined the superstar in $50,000 for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament in July.Messi and Argentina can still appeal the decision, which stops the striker from playing in four friendlies this year.The 32-year-old will not play for Argentina matches in September against Chile and Mexico, plus another two in October versus Germany and another adversary to be picked.Neither Messi nor Argentina’s soccer association have made comments about CONMEBOL’s decision.Messi is already suspended from the first match of the South American World Cup qualifiers next March because of the apparently undeserved red card he received against Chile.The Argentine was sent off for only the second time in his career after a shoving match with Chile midfielder Gary Medel, who also was ejected.Messi avoided the medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”The Argentinian also said the tournament was set for hosts Brazil to win.Messi had already complained against Copa América refereeing after Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals.When asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, he said “the truth needed to be told.” Messi later sent an apology to CONMEBOL for his remarks.Also Read | Want to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat KohliAlso Read | Manchester United to sign defender Harry Maguire in world record transfer deal: ReportsAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Copa AmericaFollow Argentina football teamFollow CONMEBOL Lionel Messi banned from international football for 3 monthsLionel Messi has been fined $50,000 and suspended from playing for Argentina for 3 months for his accusations of corruption during Copa America 2019.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Cold brew coffee drinks and more for springtime

first_imgSpringtime is here, and that means warmer weather and cooler coffee drinks. But who says that coffee is just for a morning boost. You can also add coffee to a cocktail for a pick me up with an added extra kick. Here are a few coffee cocktails from Birch Coffee, SUSHISAMBA, Dante and, with World Whiskey Day coming up on May 21, Knappogue Single Malt Irish Whiskey in partnership with the Langham Place Hotel.Espresso Martini – created by Naren Young for Dante2 oz Aylesbury Duck vodka.5 oz Galliano Ristretto.75 oz simple syrup1 double shot espressoGlass: Large CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake very hard and single strainGarnish: 3 coffee beansNegroni Coffee Swizzle – created by Naren Young for Dante.75 oz Del Maguey ‘Vida’1 oz Noilly Prat Ambre.75 oz Meletti Bitter.5 oz Cold Brew CoffeeGlass: HighballIce: CrushedMethod: Swizzle with crushed iceGarnish: 5 Coffee beansThe Kissing Hill – created by Robbie Clift for Measure Bar at Langham Place Hotel2 oz Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish whiskey1.5 oz Fresh pressed apple juice1 oz Stumptown cold brew.5 oz St. GermineGlass: CoupeIce: CubeMethod: Shake. StrainGarnish: Apple fanCafé Millonario – created by Richard Woods for SUSHISAMBA NYC1oz Coffee infused Bacardi Black Rum0.75oz Mozart Dark Chocolate0.5oz Tonka infused Maple syrup1 double shot espresso6 Dashes Fee Aztec bittersGlass: Large Coupe Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more