LIONEL MESSI has been dealt a two-week suspension by his current club Paris Saint-Germain.
The football legend's future at the French giants has been up in the air in recent months.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's contract with PSG expires at the end of the season.
And the Parisians are reportedly choosing not to offer the Argentinan a new deal at the Parc des Princes.
Why has Messi been suspended by PSG?
The World Cup winner has been banned by the Ligue 1 champions for an untheorized trip to Saudi Arabia.
He reportedly did ask PSG representatives for permission to go on the trip to the Middle East.
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But the club's hierarchy did not give the former Barcelona man permission meaning he will be fined two weeks' wages and suspended for two games.
Messi's two-gam ban will mean he will miss PSG's matches against Troyes and Ajaccio.
The French giants are currently five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with five games remaining.
What did the tourism minister of Saudi Arabia tweet about Lionel Messi's visit?
Ahmed Al-Khateeb (tourism minister of Saudi Arabia) tweeted: "I am happy to welcome Messi and his family to Saudi to enjoy the magical tourist destinations and authentic experiences,"
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"We welcome visitors from all around the world to experience a unique trip to Saudi Arabia and its hospitality."
The forward works as an ambassador for the country's tourism board.
He agreed a huge £25million deal to promote Saudi Arabia last May but had only visited once prior to this week.
Messi shared a picture of his trip to the Gulf State on Instagram alongside a caption that reads: "Who thought Saudi has so much green?
"I love to explore its unexpected wonders whenever I can. #visitsaudi."
Saudi side Al Hilal have also been linked with a mind-boggling £350million-a-year move for Messi.
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