21 Feb 2017
Barcelona player Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian team Santos, after losing a final appeal.
The case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s transfer rights.
It claims it received less money than it was entitled to when Neymar joined Barca from Santos for £49m in 2013.
Santos, Neymar’s mother and a company run by the 25-year-old footballer’s parents will also face charges.
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