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Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud - To Pay £16.9m as fine and Serve 2 years in jail

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Former Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a plea bargain to plead guilty to tax fraud and in return get a suspended sentence of 2 years and a fine of £16.9m.

The Portuguese was accused last year by the Spanish state prosecutor on four counts of tax fraud valued at 14.7 Million Euros. The tax fraud was stipulated to be within 2011-2014 year.

The prosecutor accused the Portuguese talisman of having used shell companies outside the country to hide financial earning made from the image rights. The accusation does not include his Salary during his time at the Bernebeu. Ronaldo in a court hearing last month denied any wrongdoing when asked by the Judge.

In 2016, Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi received a suspended 21-month jail term after being found guilty of defrauding tax authorities 4.1 million Euros.

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The the world football ruling body, FIFA, has disqualified Uwa Echiejile as the first goal scorer of the match between Nigeria and Tahiti.

Echiejile was initially thought to have scored the first goal which led to a 6-1 drubbing of the tiny Oceania country yesterday.

However, FIFA technical committee says the goal was in fact an own goal scored by one of tahiti's amateur soccer player, Nicolas Valler.

FIFA released a statement today clarifying the status of the first goal

See full FIFA statement below:

"Following further studies of the video of the match between Tahiti and Nigeria on June 17 in Belo Horizonte, FIFA's Technical Study Group has decided the first goal of Nigeria, scored in the fifth minute, was an own goal by Tahiti number 10 player, Nicolas Valler'

'The goal was initially awarded to Nigeria's Uwa Echiejile but after careful review was credited as an own goal'.

A second player Jonathan Tehau also scored an own goal for Tahiti after scoring the first goal ever in a FIFA tournament for Tahiti, making him the first player in the history of Confederations Cup to score a goal and an own goal.

Nigeria tops Group 'B' of the FIFA Confederations Cup with 3 points, the same as Spain but ahead on goals' difference.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play against the national team of Uruguay tomorrow Wednesday in Salvador, Brazil.
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