The Argentine superstar’s punishment for his straight red in the third-place playoff against Chile has been confirmed.
The Albicelesta captain has been hit with a one-game ban (as per ESPN) for that red card he received in the third-place playoff against Chile. This means he will miss his nation’s first 2022 World Cup qualifying game.
While his absence in that match might be costly, it’s a mere slap on the wrist compared to what many predicted he would face. After Argentina’s exit from Copa America, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner launched a scathing attack on CONMEBOL which led to speculation of a lengthy ban as punishment. Read more