Cristiano Ronaldo to pay £16.5m fine after tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo to pay £16.5m fine after tax fraud case

- Cristiano Ronaldo has been ordered to pay £16.5m for his tax fraud case to be closed

- The Real Madrid star is said to have agreed to accept a two-year suspended prison sentence

- Ronaldo will lead Portugal against Spain in their first match at the 2018 World Cup

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Real Madrid and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo is now said to have agreed to pay £16.5m fine after tax fraud case for a two-year jail term to be suspended.

Since the superstar was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authority, Ronaldo has been seeking an agreement with all the bodies concerned.

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Last year after the accusation, Ronaldo was said to have offered around £12.9m, but was rejected by the government.

And according to the latest report by UK Sun, Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted four charges of fraud and will pay mega amount to the Spanish authority.

The latest development means Cristiano Ronaldo can now put the issue behind him and focus on his campaign with Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

He is expected to lead Portugal against Spain in their Group B opener on Friday night, July 15, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how European champions Portugal will face 2010 World champions Spain in the Group B opener at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament which began on Thursday, June 14.

The encounter between these two teams is expected to be tough considering their pedigrees and the players they will parade on the pitch.

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