PSG shorten Messi suspension, can play on Saturday - sources

Lionel Messi will prepare with the Paris Saint-Germain first workforce on Tuesday and will even be out there for different for his or her match in opposition to Ajaccio on Saturday, sources advised ESPN.

The Argentine, who sources say was suspended for making a go to to Saudi Arabia final week and lacking apply in consequence, educated on his personal on the Ligue 1 leaders’ facility Monday whereas the the rest of the important workforce was given the day off following a win over Troyes on Sunday.

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Sources added that PSG took the a quantity of to shorten Messi’s suspension, initially reported by French media to be two weeks, after the World Cup winner issued an apology to the membership, his teammates and followers for lacking apply final week.

Messi will nonetheless be fined two weeks’ wages, roughly €1.6 million, the sources added.

PSG posted an picture of Messi teaching on social media, collectively with the caption: “The Argentinian striker from Paris Saint-Germain was again in teaching on Monday eight might.”

afterward Monday, Messi attended the Laureus Awards in Paris, the place he was named Sportsman of the 12 months and in addition accepted the award for World workforce of the 12 months on behalf of Argentina, who he led to the 2022 World Cup trophy in December.

Messi’s future at PSG stays unclear, with a supply shut to the Argentina captain saying he acquired a appropriate current to affix Saudi Arabian membership Al-Hilal subsequent season, whereas including that a contract renewal at PSG isn’t inside the playing cards for the 36-12 months-previous.

Saudi Arabia appointed Messi its tourism ambassador final 12 months, and he visited Jeddah in might 2022.

He returned in January to play a nice match with PSG in opposition to a workforce of Saudi League stars, the place he confronted longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who performs for Al Nassr.

PSG are six factors away from Lens and eight in entrance of Marseille with 4 rounds of video games remaining this season as they proceed to be on the right track to defend their Ligue 1 title from final season.

information from Reuters, The associated Press was used on this report.


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