TAX FRAUD: Messi’s 21-month jail term to stand

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was convicted alongside his father, Jorge Messi who manages his finances, of defrauding Spain in taxes worth over €4m in 2016 by a court in Barcelona. A 21-month jail term and a fine of €2m was handed down to the Argentinian superstar, which after he applealed, has now been upheld by…

Pique: Buffon deserves Ballon d'Or

Despite losing to the Old Lady, the Catalan centre-back feels the veteran goalkeeper’s achievements warrant one of football’s most prestigious awards