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MESSI BANNED FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FOR 3 MONTHS BY CONMEBOL

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) following his claim the Copa America was corrupt. The 32-year-old forward was sent off during Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off defeat of Chile and he later said the competition was fixed for hosts Brazil. …

MIKEL, IGHALO QUIT SUPER EAGLES

Two Nigerian internationals, Captain John Obi Mikel and Nigeria’s fourth-time leading goals scorer, Odion Ighalo, have announced their retirement from the senior national team, the Super Eagles. Mikel, writing on his Instagram page, on Thursday, announced his retirement from international football. The 32-year-old who just joined Trap in the Turkish league, said it was time …