World’s highest paid athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax fraud by the Spanish Authorities, BBC reports.
The prosecutor’s office in Madrid has said a lawsuit has been filed against the Real Madrid player.
Ronaldo, who is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros from 2011 to 2014, had earlier denied allegations in December that he had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts.
A journalist from Radio Television Portuguesa (RTP) had asked about the allegations and he said, “Quien no debe no teme,” which roughly translates as “He who has nothing to hide has no fear.”
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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, taking his tally in the World Cup qualifiers to 11, to help them claim a somewhat flattering but important 3-0 win away to Latvia on Friday.
Portugal’s fifth successive win in Group B left them with 15 points from six games but still three behind leaders Switzerland who beat Faroe Islands 2-0 to maintain their 100 percent record.
Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, took his tally to 73 goals for his country after another decisive performance, reports Reuters.
He looked their only real threat in the first half and scored four minutes before halftime when he stooped to head in from close range after Jose Fonte’s header hit the post.
Ronaldo scored with another easy header in the 63rd after Ricardo Quaresma’s cross was deflected into his path and then played a one-two with Andre Silva who scored the third four minutes later.
The group looks increasingly like it will boil down to the final match between Portugal and Switzerland in October which the European champions must win to top the standings, qualify directly and avoid a perilous two-leg playoff.
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Honour was Wednesday bestowed on Real Madrid and Portugal’s prolific striker, Cristiano Ronaldo. He now has an international airport named after him in his native Madeira Island.
Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone revealed the chance to face Cristiano Ronaldo was part of why he moved to LaLiga.
Sansone, 25, made the move from Sassuolo in August and the Italian has settled well in Spain, scoring five goals in 11 league games.
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