Neymar faces corruption trial


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Neymar faces corruption trial
Posted on: November 07, 2016, 11:14:31 PM
A Spanish judge has accepted corruption charges against Neymar for irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, opening the way for a trial involving the Brazilian forward and his parents.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former president Sandro Rosell are also set to stand trial after a complaint brought by Brazilian investment group DIS.

DIS was entitled to 40 per cent of Neymar’s transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 but said it received a smaller compensation than it should have because part of the transfer fee was concealed.

With Monday’s ruling by National Court judge Jose de la Mata, prosecutors will have 10 days to formalise their request for a trial.