FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina could have serious problems in the important match against Croatia. Lionel Messi, the captain of the team, could receive a suspension and miss an important game. After Messi criticized referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, FIFA issued a disciplinary action against him. FIFA will announce its Decision today.
The quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands is a brainstorming match between two powerful teams. The game’s lack of discipline was evident in numerous incidents involving players and coaching staff at both clubs. As a result, referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz had to show 16 yellow cards and 1 red card to Denzel Dumfries.
Messi explained after the match that he didn’t want to talk about the referee for fear of punishment. People were watching what happened, he continued, adding that such referees are not allowed to supervise important matches like Argentina vs. Netherland, so FIFA has to deal with the situation. The referee must be able to handle the situation, he said.
Lionel Messi and Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez criticized referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz after the match. After heavy criticism, FIFA decided to take disciplinary measures against the Argentine Football Association and the players involved. The possibility of Leo Messi being sent off for the semi-final against Croatia.
Controversial referee Antonio Mateu Lajos was “sent home” after the quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands on December 9, according to media reports. He will not participate in the last four games in any way. It should be pointed out that his return to his homeland may have nothing to do with the match against Argentina. However, online fans were quick to guess that Messi may have finally granted his wish.
Argentina coach Lionel defended his players, claiming the game was played “correctly” on Monday.
“Both teams played well the other day. That’s football,” said the 44-year-old, who led Argentina to victory in last year’s Copa America.
FIFA has confirmed a disciplinary case against the Argentina team led by Lionel Messi for confrontational behavior on the field and violation of the code of conduct during the match between the Netherlands and Argentina.
FIFA has opened an investigation into violations of Articles 12 and 16. These violations deal with misconduct by players and officials respectively, and order and safety in matches. Amendments to Article 12 have been requested against the Dutch Football Association.
The suspension decision will depend on the severity of the problem reported by the referee. If the FIFA Disciplinary Commission discovers that Messi has been involved in serious rule violations, he could face appropriate sanctions, including suspension from the match. However, he could be cautioned for his upcoming actions if he’s not breaking the code, so he can face Croatia in the Semi-finals.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Finals:
Don’t forget to watch World Cup Semi-Finals Match between Argentina vs Croatia on December 14 at 00:30 AM (Indian time) in the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.