Messi overtakes Maradona to become third-highest goal scorer for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in Argentina’s 4-0 victory over Guatemala to take his goal record to 35 and surpass the legend Diego Maradona’s international tally. The Barcelona forward appeared as a substitute in the recent world cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador. Messi opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a left-footed shot…

Barcelona footballer Messi accused of tax fraud

Argentine football superstar, Lionel Messi, who currently plays for Barcelona, faces Spanish tax fraud charges alongside his father, to the sum of €4 million euros (£3.4 million). Officials say that the 25-year-old Argentine forward and his father, Jorge Horacio, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-2009. His salary from playing at Barcelona is…