​Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax fraud by a Spanish court.

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Under Spanish law any sentence under two years can be suspended meaning the Barcelona and Argentina footballer is expected to avoid serving time in prison.
The Argentinian’s father Jorge Horacio Messi has also been handed the same punishment. The pair can appeal their sentences through the Supreme Court.
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