Ronaldo agrees to suspended prison sentence, fine in tax evasion case

Ronaldo agrees to suspended prison sentence, fine in tax evasion case

Prosecutors allege the five-time Ballon d'Or victor took "advantage of a company structure created in 2010 to hide income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities".

His response about his performance was completely Ronaldo fashion. In fact the effect seems to have been the opposite.

Messi's Argentina will start their campaign on Saturday when they take on World Cup debutants Iceland in Moscow.

"He is gradually getting better". "But having said that, I believe both Spain and Portugal will reach the next round".

- Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America).

The only others to have done that are Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.

In 2014, Spanish authorities said he was late in declaring that year just €11.5 million of revenue earned in Spain for the period 2011-2014 when his earnings in his country of residence totalled €43 million.

"Cristiano has great physical strength but his mental strength is very impressive as well", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.

"It really is fabulous to have a player like him. He led the way for us".

Portugal will now meet Egypt next, while Spain take on temporary group leaders Iran.

"There are players for some matches, there are players for every matches and there are players for special matches".

Ronaldo now earns an estimated $93 million a year, according to Forbes, with approximately half coming from image rights deals with his many sponsors. He originally offered to pay a 14 million euro fine, but Spanish officials countered with 18.8 million, which El Mundo says he has accepted.

Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any jail time because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first-time offense can be served on probation.

But Ronaldo appears fully focused on matters on the field in Russian Federation. There are also uncertainties on his availability it in time for the Pharaohs first match against Uruguay.

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