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MESSI is unlikely to serve time behind the bars,despite the ruling.He has failed in his appeal against a 21 month jail term for tax fraud.He was sentenced 2016 July but he appealed the decision,along with his father Mr Jorge who was given the same punishement.

Messi who is currently playing for Barcelona ,was Born June 24th 1987. He is a father of two, Thiago Messi and Mateo Messi.

Lionel Messi, a five-time world footballer of the year, has always denied any involvement and told his trial in June 2016 that “I only worried about playing football.”

Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.6m) in taxes.

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