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Banking on Master Modric

MOSCOW: “We keep hearing the same question and we give out the same answer”, said Croatia’s Ivan Perisic last week.

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Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights - trial witness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide - police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television programme ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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U.S. government witness in FIFA trial says media companies paid bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the U.S. corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

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French taxman excited by Neymar windfall

PARIS (Reuters) - The French taxman is delighted about the prospect of Brazilian soccer star Neymar joining Paris St Germain, the minister in charge of France's public accounts said on Thursday.

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Cristiano Ronaldo denies wrongdoing over Spanish taxes

MADRID (Reuters) - Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo denied on Tuesday ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain, after prosecutors filed a lawsuit accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014.