Messi’s father, Jorge, has also received the same sentence.
However, according to Spanish newspaper AS, Messi will not serve any time behind bars as the sentence is under 24 months.
Messi has also been fined two million euros after being found guilty of three tax crimes.
Lionel Messi ‘given 21-month jail term’ in Spain – BBC News
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi is sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, Spanish media say.