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22 players will be suspended over Juventus £79 million

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Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s most renowned soccer players, is among 22 individuals facing a potential ban in relation to a wage scandal involving Juventus Football Club. The scandal centers around allegations that the club used off-shore companies to evade taxes and inflate the value of player transfer fees, resulting in a total financial loss of £79 million (approximately $104 million).

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The investigation into the matter began in 2019 and has since led to charges being brought against several individuals. Including Ronaldo and former Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta. The charges include criminal conspiracy to commit fraud and false accounting.

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This news has come as a shock to soccer fans around the world. As Ronaldo is widely consider to be one of the greatest players of all time. The Portuguese forward joined Juventus in 2018 for a transfer fee of £99.2 million (approximately $131 million). And has since helped the team win two Serie A titles.

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If found guilty, the individuals facing charges, including Ronaldo, could face a ban from soccer-related activities. The length of such a ban would like be determine by. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC), and could range from a few months to several years.

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The allegations against Juventus and. The individuals involved have also raised questions about the broader issue of financial misconduct in soccer. The sport has a long history of financial scandals, with many clubs and individuals facing charges related to tax evasion and financial fraud.

This is not the first time Ronaldo has been in a financial scandal. In 2017, he agreed to a settlement with Spanish authorities over allegations that he had evaded taxes on income earned from image rights. Ronaldo was fine £16.5 million (approximately $21.8 million) and received a prison sentence.

It’s uncertain what the outcome of the current scandal will be. But it’s clear that it has the potential to have a significant impact on the careers of those involved. Including Ronaldo. If found guilty. A ban from soccer could be devastating for a player. Who is still considered to be in the prime of his career.

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