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Lionel Messi has been given a two-week suspension by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for embarking on a personal promotional trip to Saudi Arabia without permission.
The Argentina captain and six-time Ballon D’or winner’s two-year deal with the club is to expire this summer.
It is reported that Messi sought PSG’s permission twice in order to travel but was refused.
Messi has been suspended for two games; he would not play or train during the suspension.
He has also been fined two weeks’ wages.
The 35-year-old who is a tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia was pictured in Riyadh on Monday and advertised his presence in the country on social media.
The suspension by implication means Messi will miss the upcoming Ligue 1 matches against Troyes and Ajaccio, but might return for the match against Auxerre on May 21.
Writing by Muzha Kucha