Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has paid a fine of almost €19 million for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday but will avoid a 23-month prison sentence as part of the deal.
Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday downplayed criticism against him being allowed to seek yet another reelection despite a constitutional ban and the nay victory at the February 21, 2016 referendum with which he tried to circumvent it by saying it would be as if stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not play for their national football teams.
Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) used in the Russia World Cup has been praised by many, but also strongly criticized by some. One of those who does not see the benefit of VAR is Iran’s coach, Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese-born manager says the new system has not only created confusion but also, according to him, taken the game away from the fans.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to accept a €18.8m fine and a suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges. The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.
United States boxer Floyd Mayweather has regained his title in the Forbes rankings of the world's top 100 earning athletes. He earned US$ 275m for his boxing match in August against UFC star Conor McGregor, who is number four on the US business magazine's list.
Lionel Messi reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year on Monday, after watching his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo walk off with the prize for the previous two years. The Argentine Barcelona forward finished ahead of Ronaldo and Brazil forward Neymar as he scooped the award for a record fifth time overall, having previously won it four years in a row from 2009 to 2012.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke this week began his latest inspection of Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations amid ongoing concerns over delays in stadiums and infrastructure projects.
Saturday’s derby between Spain’s top teams Barcelona and Real Madrid is more than a soccer match, not only because it will most probably decide who is the next champ of La Liga but also because the field will see a display of 1.474 billion dollars in players.
Opposing fans give Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo a hostile reception because he is rich, handsome and a great player, the Portuguese said after Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League win at Dinamo Zagreb.