The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion.
The Argentine was sentenced to 21 months in fail for failing to pay €4.1 million in taxes between 2007 and 2009. Messi, and his father Jorge Horacio who received the same sentence, were also fined 2 million euros ($2.24 million) in a ruling in July last year.
Neither Messi nor his father are expected to serve time in jail, as under Spanish law sentences under two years can be served under probation.
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