In this photo taken on March 23, 2017, Argentina's Lionel Messi argues with assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi was banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers following the match for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee."
In this photo taken on March 23, 2017, Argentina's Lionel Messi argues with assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi was banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers following the match for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee." Victor R. Caivano AP
In this photo taken on March 23, 2017, Argentina's Lionel Messi argues with assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi was banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers following the match for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee." Victor R. Caivano AP

A World Cup without Argentina? It could happen.

April 01, 2017 5:35 PM