While Spain defeated France 2-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday, Sweden beat Portugal 3-2.
India had not beaten Myanmar in their own den since October 1953 when they won 4-2 in a quadrangular tournament held in the then Rangoon (now Yangon). Myanmar beat India 1-0 the last time they met, during the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in Yangon in March 2013.
Messi was found guilty of "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" in the World Cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from the Barcelona hitman.
As FIFA Tournament Director Javier Ceppi made the announcement applause and cheers filled the air at the hall in Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium where the press conference was being held as the city prepared to soak in the news.
Messi's Brazilian teammate Neymar is third with 55.5 million euros ahead of Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (41m) and Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi (28.5m), who plays for Hebei Fortune in the Chinese Super League.
England have 13 points, four ahead of Slovakia with just the nine group winners in Europe guaranteed a place at the finals in Russia in 2018 World Cup.
In Sofia, Bulgaria stunned the Netherlands with two goals in the first 20 minutes, both coming from Spas Delev.
Italy's fourth win in five games leaves Gian Piero Ventura's men second in Group G, on the same points as leaders Spain, who beat Israel 4-1.
Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge.
It was only fitting that the Galatasaray forward, who joins Japan's Vissel Kobe next season, should claim his 49th goal on his 130th -- and final -- international appearance.
The last time India emerged victorious in an away international friendly was way back in 2006, when the team captained by Shanmugam Venkatesh eked out a solitary goal win over Pakistan.
Wenger said last week he has reached a decision on whether he will stay at the Premier League club beyond this season, and will announce it publicly "very soon."
Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United.
Oliver, the same referee who was surrounded by Manchester United players in the fractious FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea last week and resulted in the club being fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $24,700), awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute.
Arsenal's support is split over Arsene Wenger, who won seven trophies in his first nine seasons as manager but has won only two FA Cups in the 12 years since.
While Barcelona defeated Valencia 4-2 in the La Liga on Sunday, Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 3-1.
Marouane Fellaini finally repaid manager Jose Mourinho's faith by scoring his first Premier League goal in 15 months. Manchester United moved up to fifth as they extended their unbeaten run in the league to 18 games.
Chelsea provisionally opened a 13-point gap at the top of the table thanks to their 2-1 win over Stoke City while Arsenal suffered their fourth loss in five Premier League games.