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Messi's humble image faces tax evasion test

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Idolised for his immense skill on the field, four-time World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi's squeaky-clean image off the pitch will come under scrutiny on Friday when he faces a judge accused of tax evasion. 

Lionel Messi's squeaky-clean image off the pitch will come under scrutiny on Friday when he faces a judge accused of tax evasion.

The Argentine and his father Jorge Messi are due to appear in court on Friday morning in the coastal town of Gava near Barcelona, where the player resides, accused of evading tax on Messi's image rights to the tune of 4.16 million euros ($5 million, pound sterling3.5 million) between 2006 and 2009.

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