Lionel Messi during a World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay Image: AFP
Lionel Messi has won his FIFA appeal and the remaining three matches of a ban for insulting a referee's assistant have been lifted.
FIFA Appeal Committee passes decision on Lionel Messi: https://t.co/MYpsWBXs49— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) May 5, 2017
Messi already served one match of the ban that was imposed when the FIFA disciplinary committee gave its ruling hours before Argentina's 2-0 loss in Bolivia in March.
Argentina's next World Cup qualifier is at Uruguay on August 31.
Argentina is fifth in the 10-team South American group with four games left. The 2014 World Cup runner-up is in line to advance to a November playoff against a team from Oceania, likely to be New Zealand.
(With inputs from AP)