Lionel Messi sits in court with his father Jorge Horacio Messi during their trial for tax fraud in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/Reuters

Five-time Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi said on Thursday he knew nothing about an alleged tax evasion scheme when he signed contracts related to ima(...)

 Barcelona star Lionel Messi: The case centres on the alleged unlawful activities of Messi’s father, but authorities have said the Barcelona player knew enough to also be named in the case. Photograph:  Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

The Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Messi goes on trial on Tuesday on charges of defrauding Spain of €4.1 million in unpaid taxes. The c(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

Prosecutors have cleared Lionel Messi  but are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for his father over alleged tax fraud. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona prosecutors are calling for the arrest of footballer Lionel Messi’s father in a tax fraud case. Prosecutors have cleared Messi of wrongdoing(...)