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Lionel Messi appears in Spanish court over tax fraud allegations

Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father are to appear in a Spanish court over tax fraud allegations.

The 26-year-old Argentine, who has been named World Player of the Year four times, and his father Jorge Messi, are accused of defrauding the authorities of more than 4m euros (£3.4m).

They both deny the allegations, which date back to 2007-09.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 27 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe
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