Football: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi arrives at Spanish court for tax hearing
GAVA, SPAIN (AFP) - Barcelona's Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi arrived at court on Friday to answer tax evasion charges.
Messi arrived by car shortly before 11:00 am (0900 GMT) and walked up to the entrance of the courthouse in Gava, the Barcelona suburb where he lives.
Dressed in a dark jacket and white shirt, he made no comment to the waiting crowd of reporters and fans.
Messi, 26, is widely considered the best footballer in the world and has been named Fifa World Player of the Year four times.