Lionel Messi suspended by Paris Saint-Germain after two-day Saudi Arabia trip

The Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has been suspended for two weeks after an unauthorised experience for 2 days to Saudi Arabia and could now not have his settlement renewed, French sports activities day by day L’Equipe has mentioned.

The Argentina World Cup winner is banned from gambling or education with the crew, and his pay can be docked in the course of his suspension, the report said.

Messi signed an optional 0.33-season clause in his agreement whilst he first arrived in 2021. Club officials have decided not to prompt it, the document said.

Messi, who has a function as a tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia, will omit the Ligue 1 suits towards Troyes and Ajaccio but may also go back for the fit towards Auxerre on 21 May. PSG are top of the standings with 75 factors from 33 matches. Messi started in PSG’s 3-1 domestic defeat via Lorient on Sunday. PSG top the desk by 5 factors from second-placed Marseille.

The Saudia Arabia minister of tourism, Ahmed al Khateeb, published a welcome message to Messi on Twitter on Monday and on Tuesday posted similarly photos of Messi and his own family journeying the united states.Offers from “Big 5” European nations have been now not proper to soccer’s international governing frame and a “slap inside the face” of the players and “all women global”, Infantino said.

The ‘Big 5’ international locations are Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. “To be very clear, it is our moral and felony duty no longer to undersell the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Infantino stated at a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva.

“Therefore, must the gives keep now not to be fair, we will be forced no longer to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup into the ‘Big 5’ European countries.” The World Cup, being co-hosted via Australia and New Zealand, starts on July 20.

Infantino said broadcasters had supplied most effective $1 million-$10 million for the rights, as compared to $100 million-$two hundred million for rights to the guys’s World Cup.

Due to the time-zone difference, Women’s World Cup matches could be held outdoor prime-time viewing hours for European markets but Infantino stated that turned into no excuse.

“Maybe … It’s now not performed on prime-time in Europe, but nevertheless, it’s far performed at nine a.M. Or 10 a.M., so it’s miles quite an inexpensive time,” he said.

Some 1.12 billion visitors tuned into the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France across all structures, consistent with a FIFA audit of the match.

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