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Messi implicated in fraud investigation

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father are being investigated in Spain for allegedly defrauding the state of more than £3.4m, reports BBC News. The 25-year-old Argentina forward and his father, Jorge Horacio, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-09, officials say.

The World Player of the Year has so far made no comment on the allegation.

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