The Argentine's request to leave Barca comes a day after Spanish media reported that new coach Ronald Koeman told Messi's close friend and strike partner, Luis Suarez, that he does not wish the Uruguayan to stay at the club.
After six years sprinkled with goals that have brought Barcelona 13 trophies, Luis Suarez may be heading for an unceremonious exit from the Camp Nou. The Uruguayan was Barca's second-highest scorer last season behind captain Lionel Messi.
Uruguayan born Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said losing 4-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals was as painful as when he was sent home from the 2014 World Cup for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini and banned from football for four months.
Several Uruguayan international players used their social media channels to share a letter in support to FIFA's decision to take temporary control of the country's soccer federation because of governance concerns. The letter, tweeted out by team stars such as Luis Suarez and Diego Godin, says it would bring transparency, democracy and plurality to the federation, known as the AUF.
Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.
Two strong favourites have emerged to host the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. The UK is hopeful that they can follow Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 and bring the cup to the country for the first time since 1966.
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.
In its latest edition The Economist writes about Argentina’s debt stand-off, and states this “reflects a teenage attitude that rules are there to be broken”.
FIFA leaders are a bunch of old sons of bitches and could have imposed sanctions but certainly not fascist sanctions complained Uruguay's president Jose Mujica referring to the suspension suffered by Uruguay's scorer Luis Alberto Suárez who was banned for nine matches and with four months of complete football inactivity.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suarez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group stage match.