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Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Barcelona superstar Neymar claimed “a great victory” on Thursday after seeing a 50 million euro fine imposed by Brazilian tax authorities reportedly halved on appeal.

Neymar, who has also been fighting a legal battle over his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013, had argued that he was within his rights to have his family control his lucrative image rights.

Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Barcelona superstar Neymar claimed “a great victory” on Thursday after seeing a 50 million euro fine imposed by Brazilian tax authorities reportedly halved on appeal.

Neymar, who has also been fighting a legal battle over his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013, had argued that he was within his rights to have his family control his lucrative image rights.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi Involved In New Tax Evasion Case

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It was not a good weekend for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. First he saw his side lose 2-1 to bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico and then he name surfaced in the "Panama Papers" as one of the people involved in tax evasion.

Both Messi and his father Jorge Horácio Messi are currently on trial in Spain for tax evasion.

Ouch – Neymar Ordered To Pay 45m For Tax Fraud

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This was not a good day for Neymar. A Brazilian court has ordered the Barcelona star to pay over $188.8 million reales (€45m) in back taxes, interest and penalties after being found guilty of tax evasion and tax fraud.

The Brazilian is expected to appeal the decision before the Brasilia Tax Appeals Board.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

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Spanish judge seeks gag order on ‘Football Leaks’ media

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Madrid (AFP) A Spanish judge is seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents alleging football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multimillion-euro tax evasion system.

The injunction, seen by AFP on Monday, claims that the so-called "Football Leaks" published last week could constitute an offence against the right to privacy as they were allegedly obtained through a cyber-attack on Senn Ferrero, a firm advising sports personalities on tax.

Spanish judge seeks gag order on ‘Football Leaks’ media

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Madrid (AFP) A Spanish judge is seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents alleging football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multimillion-euro tax evasion system.

The injunction, seen by AFP on Monday, claims that the so-called "Football Leaks" published last week could constitute an offence against the right to privacy as they were allegedly obtained through a cyber-attack on Senn Ferrero, a firm advising sports personalities on tax.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

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Ex-Barcelona and Spurs star Gica Popescu jailed for tax evasion and money laundering

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Former Tottenham player Gica Popescu has been jailed for three years and one month for tax evasion and money laundering related to dodgy transfer deals. More to follow.

Italian Leagues Rocked by Corruption Scandal

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Another corruption scandal has rocked Italian football as a total of 41 clubs are now subject to search by police under suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Inter Milan, AC Milan, Lazio and last season's champions Juventus, are among 18 Serie A clubs to be investigated. In addition, 11 Serie B clubs and 12 more from minor leagues are due to be probed.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp Back In Work, Shills For Sky Sports – Typing Scene Punches Big Holes In Tax Evasion Defence? (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Harry Redknapp is back in work, shilling for Sky Sports by plugging their new Fantasy Football game in an advert in which he can clearly been seen operating a computer keyboard with impressive dexterity (we estimate a typing rate of approx 70 words a minute your honour) despite trotting out the old 'How could I diddle me taxes?

DT Exclusive: Harry Redknapp’s failed negotiation with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy

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Spurs sacked Harry Redknapp after he and club chairman Daniel Levy could not reach an agreement on a contract extension. This comes after a season in which Spurs faded in the second half following Redknapp's tax evasion trial and his open flirting with the FA while still a candidate for the England job.

Reports: Redknapp leaving Tottenham

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What a whirlwind of a four months it has been for Harry Redknapp.

From emerging not guilty from a tax evasion trial in February to being the odds-on favorite for the England national team job until Roy Hodgson was offered the job to guiding Tottenham to fourth place in the Premier League only to have that not be good enough for the UEFA Champions League this year, Redknapp has been through quite the gamut in a short period of time.

Redknapp: A man in a harry.

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By Jagit Bassi

Redknapp goes into auditioning mode, after diabolical decision changes the momentum of the game.

Harry Redknapp yesterday gave the clearest indication that he was on his way to pastures new in his politically correct interview after the game.

La Homme Nikica: More gloom for Spurs as Jelavic strikes, 1-0

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szólj hozzá: Everton - Tottenham 1-0

Spurs crashed to their third consecutive defeat in the post Harry Redknapp tax evasion era. They are no longer automatic to secure a Champions League spot. It was former Ranger, Nikica Jelavic driving home a clever Leon Osman cutback. Everton then defended in numbers in the second half as Spurs swarmed every square inch.

Clinical Man Utd dismantle Spurs, 3-1

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szólj hozzá: Tottenham v Man Utd 1:3 GOALS

Man Utd took probably 3 shots at goal and scored from all three. Spurs were the better team in the first half but Wayne Rooney's header just before the half burst their bubble. And Adebayor's goal off a back heel was disallowed because he handballed a shot by Louis Saha that was actually going into goal before his meddling.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Preview: Will this be Wenger’s Rallying Call Or Last Hurrah?

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This Sunday, Arsenal faces Tottenham at the Emirates in a crunch clash for the two north London clubs. It could not come at a worse time for Arsenal after a week to forget for Arsene Wenger. With the humiliation at the San Siro, and their silencing at Sunderland, it has been a week that has turned the most loyal fans against him.

Don’t be a mug and stick with Spurs. Know what I mean ‘Arry?

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Don't be a mug and stick with Spurs. Know what I mean ‘Arry? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So it's "arrivederci" to Mr Capello and with that once again The FA are in search of fresh man with fresh ideas to manage the England football team. The now infamous "impossible job" is waiting ominously to be filled by a brave managerial soul and the national media appear to be in no doubt as to whom that man should be, yes it's the half human half bloodhound hybrid, Harry Redknapp.

Top five managers who are not interested in the England job

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After spending yesterday not thinking about the England job, Harry Redknapp has now given it some thought and decided that he is "flattered". Meanwhile, the rest of English football's great and not-so-great have been falling over themselves to declare that they have no interest in the vacancy. 1. Arsene Wenger "I have never really been [.

Harry set to leave a Redknapp-shaped hole at either Spurs or England

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Redknapp's version of Usain Bolt's iconic celebration was lacking in many areas.In the aftermath of the chaos that was February 9th 2012, no-one could discuss the position of Tottenham manager with any certainty. Harry Redknapp, the current incumbent, began the day with the verdict of a court case for tax evasion hanging over his head yet, come the day's completion, his immediate and medium term future was the most speculated upon in all the land.

Harry Redknapp for England?

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Yesterday was a tumultuos day for fans of Tottenham Hotspur. First came the news that Harry Redknapp had been cleared of charges of tax evasion and he emerged from court to a hero's welcome. Then in the evening came the news that Fabio Capello had resigned as England manager. Redknapp of course was instantly installed as the favourite to take over by fans, media and players alike.

The Tottenham Game Is A Great Game For Us

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The big news yesterday was to do with Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, and of course Newcastle play Spurs on Saturday afternoon in London. Redknapp talks to press after being found not guilty of tax evasion yesterday Harry Redknapp, the former Portsmouth manager and former Portsmouth Chairman Milan Mandaric were both found not guilty of two charges of tax evasion [.

Capello Quits As England Manager

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I wrote yesterday that Fabio Capello And FA were set for a fireworks meeting today with neither site apparently ready to concede ground over John Terry.

Well after meeting today, it became apparent that the two sides could no longer work together and the FA has announced that Fabio Capello has stepped down as England manager.

It's Harry's game as Capello era ends

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As the dust clears from the impact of the news that Fabio Capello had called it a day with/been fired by England, the Football Association have a minor headache to deal with in their search for a replacement.

Harry Redknapp has had his name on the job for some time, at least since Tottenham Hotspur's dazzling display in last year's Champions League convinced the doubters he could cut it in international football.

Capello Out – Enter The Barwick-O-Tron (Again)

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So, Fabio Capello quits as the England national coach. This is, perhaps, unsurprising considering the dog's abuse that he has taken while leading the national team through an almost flawless qualification campaign, before finding that the decision over who would take the England captain's arm-band was taken away from him without consultation.

Fabio Capello quits as England manager

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Fabio Capello will not lead England to this summer's European Championship after resigning from his post as manager. The Italian's resignation comes following crunch talks with the FA over his outspoken criticism of the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy before his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Harry Redknapp Cleared Of Tax Evasion

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In a decision that was undoubtably cheered at the FA's headquarters, a jury today cleared Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric of tax evasion.

Speaking on the steps of Southwark Crown Court, Redknapp said the case "should never have come to court".

Harry Redknapp on course for England

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Harry Redknapp was found innocent of tax evasion on Wednesday afternoon in London. The court hearing did not merely determine whether Harry Redknapp was going to find himself imprisoned, or at the very least fined and reprimanded, for tax evasion but, perhaps just as importantly, whether Harry Redknapp was still on course for the top job in English football.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp cleared of tax evasion

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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and his co-defendant Milan Mandaric have been cleared of tax evasion. The jury at Southwark Crown Court found that Redknapp had not deliberately avoiding tax on payments made to him by his then Portsmouth chairman Mandaric.


Capello And FA Set For Fireworks Meeting

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Today (Wednesday) the FA and Fabio Capello are expected to meet over the John Terry situation, and it appears that neither side is willing to concede anything to the other.

Capello will be asked by Football Association chairman David Bernstein to explain why he committed a serious breach of FA protocol in his explosive Italian television interview on Sunday.

Evening Ticker: Cooper gets on board, Redknapp awaits trial verdict and more

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Kenny Cooper opened his New York Red Bulls account on Tuesday, doing so against his former club in the process.

Cooper scored the opening goal in the Red Bulls' 2-0 preseason victory over FC Dallas in Cancun, Mexico, a game that was postponed from Monday because of field conditions.

Tottenham Hotspur

Would 'Arry Simply Be The New Kevin Keegan?

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The hysteria surrounding the England job is quite simply laughable, mainly because in my view, whoever you put in charge of the national team, the current set up and set of players does not stand a prayer of even getting close to winning a tournament in the near future.

Anyway, rather unsurprisingly, following the jury's decision to find Redknapp guilty of tax evasion, combined with the sudden resignation of Don Fabio, the Droopy looking one has found himself firmly at the front of the queue for the England job perhaps sooner than expected.

Harry Redknapp Found Not Guilt In Tax Evasion Trial, Readies Himself For England Call

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At 11.30 am today, Twitter almost burst at the seams with journos declaring that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, along with his former Pompey boss Milan Mandaric, had been found not guilty on two charges of tax evasion.

Interestingly, at the same time, England boss Fabio Capello was heading to The FA for a showdown meeting following his remarks to the Italian media that, in the eyes of the Italian, John Terry was still his captain.

On Wigan, Liverpool and the fall of the Roman Empire

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Poka, Pav

It has been one hell of a busy fortnight in the world of Tottenham Hotspur – and not a whisper of any of it from The Boys From White Hart Lane. For shame.

So, in a desperate attempt to catch up - and stay relevant – TBFWHL is taking a look back at 14 days in which Spurs stumbled into the fifth round of the FA Cup, re-entered the title race after a brief remission and brought in a couple of battle-hardened veterans at the expense of a cult hero.

The Rest

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison: Daily Soccer Report

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Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness was sentenced today to 3.5 years in prison for tax evasion.

According to Pro Soccer Talk, "After initially being charged with evading $4.9 million in taxes, Hoeness later admitted to avoiding an additional $20.9 million before the court ultimately determined the 62-year-old owed a grand total of $39,940,000.

Redknapp and Mandaric Cleared Of Tax Evasion

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Personally I'm quite pleased to hear both Redknapp and Mandaric have been cleared of tax evasion, it can't have been a great few months for either of the guys. Anyway, I think Redknapp would do a good job as future manager of England, and I don't think the FA would have touched him had he been prosecuted or given a criminal record.