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Barcelona, Neymar and Santos to stand trial after losing appeals

The player and two clubs will face court proceedings over a complaint filed by investment group DIS in relation to his transfer to Barça in 2013.
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Barcelona, Neymar and Santos to stand trial after losing appeals

Neymar, Barcelona and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the Brazilian's transfer to the Camp Nou after their appeals were turned down by Spain's High Court on Monday.

The 25-year-old forward's mother, Nadine Goncalves, and the family company N&N also had appeals rejected.

Neymar has been at Barcelona since summer 2013.
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Neymar has been at Barcelona since summer 2013.ALBERT GEAREUTERS

Neymar ruling cannot be appealed

"Santos FC, Barcelona FC, Neymar, his mother Nadine Goncalves and N&N, the family company, have lost their appeals to have charges of fraud and corruption dropped," the High Court said in a statement.

They cannot challenge the court's decision.

Case brought due to DIS complaint

The case stems from a complaint by Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned part of Neymar's transfer rights and alleges that it received less money than it was entitled to when Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013.

Investigations were carried out in Spain and Brazil into whether any part of Neymar's transfer fee had been concealed when he moved to Barça from Santos.


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