Lionel Messi and his father have been sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Spanish court for tax fraud.
But as per the laws of Spain, prison terms under two years can be served under probation.
Probation is a sentence where convict is allowed to be released from prison and is kept under the observation of the court. It is usually granted when the person has no past criminal record.
While he and his father can escape the prison but they have to pay the fine which may amount to $2.3 million .