Messi ban: Barcelona issue statement expressing their 'outrage' at decision

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Barcelona have released a statement declaring their "outrage" at Lionel Messi's four-match ban from representing Argentina.

Messi was suspended for insulting the linesman during his national team's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile last week.

The ban was announced just hours before La Albiceleste's game away to Bolivia on Tuesday.

"FC Barcelona expresses its surprise and outrage at the actions of the Office of Disciplinary Committee of FIFA to sanction the player Leo Messi after the qualifying match of the FIFA World Cup between Argentina and Chile," a statement read.

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