Footballer Messi Misses Tax Fraud Trial Opening, Expected To Testify On Thursday
The tax fraud trial of Lionel Messi kicked off in Spain today but the footballer wasn't in attendance. Following an injury to his back during in a friendly against Honduras, Messi didn't show on day one but his lawyer assured the court that the superstar would be available to testify on Thursday.
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Argentina's forward Lionel Messi controls the ball during a friendly football match against Honduras at Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, some 1110 Km west of Buenos Aires on May 27, 2016. / AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICH