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Argentina star Messi banned from international football for 3 months

Asuncion, August 3: Argentina star Lionel Messi was banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined $50,000 on Friday by CONMEBOL after he heavily criticized the South American football governing body during the Copa America. The 32-year-old Barcelona forward had accused CONMEBOL of "corruption" after he was sent off against Chile during the third-place play-off during the tournament in Brazil, which ended last month. Messi was angered by two incidents during the June-July Copa hosted by bitter rivals Brazil. Argentina were denied two penalty claims in...
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Vikram Rathour eyes India’s batting coach job

NEW DELHI, August 3: His candidature rejected for batting coach role with U-19 team and the NCA, former national selector Vikram Rathour has now applied for India's batting coach job, spicing up the race for the coveted post. Rathour's application for coaching the Under-19 team and NCA's batting consultant were rejected due to conflict of interest since he is related to Ashish Kapoor, who is head of junior selection panel. "Rathour was advised by a senior member of the Cricket Operations team that he is conflicted due to Ashish Kapoor's...
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