* Third-tier club chairman Tapia to rule AFA * Will appeal to FIFA for shorter Messi suspension * Argentina fifth in South American qualifiers (Adds quotes) BUENOS AIRES, March 29 (Reuters) - The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday. Claudio Tapia of Barracas Central, who play in the Primera B Metropolitana division, was the sole candidate in the election but still needed the support of a majority of delegates, which he achieved by scooping 40 of 43 votes cast.
Alexis Sanchez scored on a sensational free kick, assisted on one goal and set up another in Chile's 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Venezuela on Tuesday.Although the Arsenal man did miss a penalty, he did more than his fair share in ensuring La Roja
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