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On his 26th Birthday, Lionel Messi Pays 10 Million Euro in Back Taxes


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The world best footballer Leo Messi has pain and additional 10 million Euro as tax to settle the 4.1 million Euro due tax from spanish Govt. tax department as per Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia via ESPN reported Monday morning. Messi and his father, Jorge, will appear at the spanish court on 17th Sept regarding the hearing after which formal charges could be brought.

The four-times World Player of the Year is dealing with a Spanish tax investigation of a four million Euros fraud on earnings from image rights from 2007-2009. The Spanish prosecutor's office said two weeks ago that Messi had tried to hide income from the sale of image rights via a complex web of shell companies in Uruguay, Belize, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


Public prosecutor Raquel Amado filed a complaint June 12 that, the income related to his image rights included contracts with FC Barcelona, Banco Sabadell, Danone, Adidas, Pepsi-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Kuwait Food Company. Messi's net income from image rights amounted to 2.56 million euros in 2007, 3.82 million euros in 2008 and 3.80 million euros in 2009, the complaint said

Today the World football Wonder boy's 26th birthday. The 26-year-old Barca and Argentine star is rated by Forbes as the world's 10th-highest-paid athlete. As per Forbes report he earned 41.3 million dollar until June this year where he earned 20.3 million dollar as salary of Barca and 21 million dollar from endorsements.

For Barca, Messi has scored 133 goals over the past two seasons and helped it win its fourth Spanish league title in five seasons including 2012-13 season and Barca earned record 100 points from 38 matches.He set a new record of 91 goals scored in a calendar year in December, and went on to become the first player to score against all of Barca's La Liga rivals in consecutive games with a run of 30 goals in 18 games during last season.

England Star David Beckham last year with 35 million euros of salary and endorsements, according to a list compiled France Football magazine in March. Beckham, 38, quit pro soccer in May.

UEFA Champions League 2013-14 : 1st and 2nd Qualifying draw..

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First qualifying round draw (2/3 and 9/10 July)

FC Shirak (ARM) v SP Tre Penne (SMR)
FC Lusitans (AND) v v EB/Streymur (FRO)

Second qualifying round draw (16/17 and 23/24 July)

Neftci PFK (AZE) v KS Skenderbeu (ALB)
FC Steaua Bucuresti (ROU) v FK Vardar (MKD)
FC Viktoria Plzen (CZE) v FK Zeljeznicar (BIH)
FC Sheriff (MDA) v FK Sutjeska (MNE)
Birkirkara FC (MLT) v NK Maribor (SVN)
Sligo Rovers FC (IRL) v Molde FK (NOR)
IF Elfsborg (SWE) v FC Daugava Daugavpils (LVA)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v JK Nomme Kalju (EST)
FK Ekranas (LTU) v FH Hafnarfjordur (ISL)
The New Saints FC (WAL) v Legia Warszawa (POL)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Cliftonville FC (NIR)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v CS Fola Esch (LUX)
Gyori ETO FC (HUN) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
FC Shirak (ARM)/SP Tre Penne (SMR) v FK Partizan (SRB)
SK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v FC Lusitans (AND)/EB/Streymur (FRO)

FC Bayern Munchen (GER) holders , FC Barcelona (ESP), Chelsea FC (ENG), Real Madrid CF (ESP), Manchester United FC (ENG), FC Porto (POR), SL Benfica (POR), Atletico de Madrid (ESP), FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Olympique de Marseille (FRA), PFC CSKA Moksva (RUS), Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA), Juventus (ITA), Manchester City FC (ENG), AFC Ajax (NED), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Olympiacos FC (GRE), Galatasaray AS (TUR), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER), FC Kobenhavn (DEN), SSC Napoli (ITA), RSC Anderlecht (BEL) already qualified teams

3rd round qualifying teams

Arsenal FC (ENG), AC Milan (ITA), FC Schalke 04 (GER), Real Sociedad de Futbol (ESP), FC Pacos de Ferreira (POR)