UEFA responded on Monday (08.07.2019) to South American media reports, according to which Argentina had even been invited to participate in UEFA competitions such as the Nations League or become a member of UEFA. "UEFA has never and never willed to discuss this issue"wrote the association. However, in the spirit of friendship, Argentina is always invited to watch UEFA competitions as a "special guest".
Reports about two-year ban against Messi
The speculation has come up since a possible ban of two years against Argentina's Lionel Messi in the room. He had spoken of corruption with reference to the South American continental confederation CONMEBOL and complained about the great influence of the Brazilian national association within CONMEBOL.
Messi had missed with Argentina the final of the Copa after a defeat in the semi-final against Brazil and also saw in the match for third place against Chile a questionable red card. Brazil won the South American Championship on Sunday by beating Peru 3-1 in the final.
Argentina is hosting the Copa 2020
Should the suspension actually come in its coveted length and Messi be excluded from both the Copa 2020 and qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Argentina would protest in favor of a move away from the Copa 2020 or use the consideration as a threat, it said in the reports. In addition to Colombia, Argentina will host the Copa 2020.
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As of: 08.07.2019, 12:19