Image result for FIFA hand Messi four-match ban for improper conductLionel Messi has been banned for four international matches.

The Argentina and Barcelona forward was punished for directing “insulting words” at an assistant referee in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Chile.

Messi, who scored the only goal in the qualifier, was angered when he was flagged for a foul, waving and shouting at the assistant in response.

The 29-year-old was also fined more than 10,000 dollars.