Good week for Lionel Messi as he has £3.2m tax fraud case dropped by Spanish prosecutors

His father remains under investigation

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Lionel Messi's good week continued with the news that Spanish prosecutors have agreed to drop the forward from a tax fraud case involving him and his father.

However the Argentine captain's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is reportedly still under investigation for an alleged £3.2m in unpaid taxes from Messi's image rights between 2007-09.

Messi's PR firm have confirmed in a statement that the state prosecutor have dropped the Barcelona forward from their investigation.

The statement reads: "(The prosecutor's request shows) the player was unaware and on the margin of the financial and business structure that his financial advisers had created to manage his income and obligatory fiscal payments."

The announcement caps a memorable week for Messi, who is captaining his country Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil.


The 26-year-old scored a fantastic solo goal in his side's opening game against Bosnia, as Argentina ran out 2-1 winners.