Messi suspended for two weeks by PSG

Lionel Messi has been suspended for two weeks by French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain for travelling to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission.

The World Cup winning Argentina captain travelled to Saudi Arabia following a by Lorient on Sunday, where he played 90 minutes.

Messi travelled to Saudi Arabia for his role as the country’s tourism ambassador.

According to media reports, the 35-year-old asked permission to make the journey to carry out commercial work but was refused.

Messi, whose two-year contract with PSG expires at the end of the season, will miss the matches against Troyes and Ajaccio.

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