28 march 2017, Updated 23:35h

Leo Messi

Lionel Messi's reaction to the ban: Stung but not sunk

  • The player was surprised by FIFA's decision to ban him from four World Cup qualifying matches

Lionel Messi was in the Sun Hotel when messages arrived from his friends confirming the FIFA ban

Vinicius Jr with Neymar

Vinicius Jr on Messi and Cristiano and wanting to play with Ney

  • The young Flamengo forward gave an interview which will have pricked ears in Barcelona

He thinks Messi is better than the Real Madrid man and desires to link up with Neymar

Leo Messi with Argentina

The stats that show Argentina have Messidependencia

  • The stats with and without Messi show just how much they have to thank him for

Messi's goal helped Argentina beat Chile to go third in the World Cup qualifying group

Leo Messi playing for Argentina

FIFA ban Argentina star Lionel Messi for FOUR matches

  • The Argentine star will miss games against Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru

The No 10 is being punished for comments he made to an assistant referee against Chile

Tolisso, Lemar and Mbappe

Barcelona spying on France trio of young stars during clash with Spain

  • Robert Fernandez will be at the game to watch the potential trio of signings

Mbappé, Lemar and Tolisso are the young pearls of French football and are under watch

Neymar Jr

Neymar: I am in the best moment of my career

  • The Brazilian crack hailed Leo Messi for helping him during his time at Barcelona

He believes he is in the form of his career, even though he hasn't scored as many goals as he might

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