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Messi court date

Argentina forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear before a Barcelona court in September after Spanish prosecutors accused the pair of tax fraud.

An examining magistrate magistrate has accepted a complaint from the Catalonia tax crime prosecutor, who has accused Barcelona's World Player of the Year and his father of defrauding the Spanish tax office of more than 34million.

"The judge has accepted the complaint presented by the prosecutor against Lionel Messi and Jorge Horacio Messi for three alleged crimes against the tax authorities," a statement from the Barcelona court said.