Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from the Albiceleste’s next four competitive internationals for swearing at a match official in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Chile.
FIFA said Tuesday that its council voted unanimously in favour of a proposals to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 from 2026. The group stage will be made up of 16 groups of three teams, following by a knockout stage for the remaining 32.
Brazil’s victorious 1970 World Cup winning captain, Carlos Alberto, has died at the age of 72 after suffering a heart attack.
Italy and Spain shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in their Group G World Cup qualifier at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday.