The prison sentences for both Messi and his father ware likely to be suspended.
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Spain's Supreme Court Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.Both Messi, 29, and his father were given 21 months in jail – prison terms likely to be suspended as is common in Spain for first offenses for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.They appealed to the Supreme Court, which Wednesday confirmed the sentence for the five-time world player of the year .Barca's Argentine defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.
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