Javier Mascherano of Barcelona was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to pay taxes in Spain, although he is not anticipated to do any time in prison. The Argentine international, who has been with Barcelona since 2010, was charged by Spain's tax authority of hiding a portion of his image rights earnings. He denied the charges and said that he would appeal.
Mascherano started out playing football in his hometown of Rosario, before being spotted by a scout from Barcelona and moving to Spain at the age of 18. During his time with the club, he has won two UEFA Champions League titles, one Spanish La Liga title, one Copa del Rey trophy, and one FIFA Club World Cup. He has also made three appearances for the Argentina national team.
In 2014, Mascherano was nominated for an Olympic gold medal by his country because of his achievements on the field. The tournament was cancelled due to health concerns related to Ebola virus disease. Instead, the silver and bronze medals were awarded to Argentina and Brazil, respectively.
Following the cancellation of the Olympics, Mascherano announced that he would be retiring from football after the conclusion of the season. He had previously stated that he would be willing to play until he was 40 years old if the need arose. However, he has since returned to training with Barcelona after receiving a letter from the club asking him to come back for the remainder of the season.
In 2012, Ronaldinho's brother was sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and other financial offences in Brazil. According to reports at the time, Roberto de Assis was suspected of lying to Brazilian tax officials in order to legitimize the entry of money stored in secret accounts in Switzerland into his homeland.
Ronaldinho commented on his Twitter account at the time of sentencing: "I'm very sad because I can't be with you today to face the court. But I know that you will have more important things to think about than me."
Roberto de Assis was released after two years due to poor health. He is now undergoing treatment for leukemia in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro.
Ronaldinho GK - Flamengo/Brazilian soccer player (1993-2005)
Assis Roberto de Assis Filho – Brazilian soccer player (born January 4, 1979), better known as Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian football player who plays as a midfielder for Chinese club Beijing Renhe.
He has been praised for his skill and creativity as a player, as well as for his ability to annoy opposing defenders with his extravagant feints and tricks.
Javier Mascherano discusses his refusal to play for Liverpool and his rage. Javier Mascherano has spoken out about his regrets over how he departed Liverpool. The Argentine joined the Reds from West Ham in 2007 and stayed for three years, becoming a regular in midfield. However, he claims that he would not have played for the club if he had known what would happen after his departure.
Mascherano says that he is happy at Barcelona and that he has no plans to return to England despite being offered a deal by Liverpool. He added that he is still friends with many players at the club and praised their ambition.
"I want to say thank you to all my family, friends and teammates at Liverpool," he said. "It's true that I was very proud to wear the shirt of such a big team like Liverpool but now I'm very happy at Barca and I hope to continue like this."
He concluded by saying that he doesn't want to go back into management but wouldn't rule it out in the future.
"I don't want to talk about management but if an interesting opportunity came up then I'd consider it."
Mascherano played a major role in helping Barca win the Spanish title in 2009/10 and 2011/12. He made 99 appearances for the club and scored six goals.
The goal was officially recorded as an own goal. Mascherano was sent off in a match against Portsmouth on December 19, 2009, for a harsh foul on Tal Ben Haim.
Mascherano, Javier Mascherano is the most capped player in Argentina's history, with 147 appearances for the national team. From his debut in 2003 to his retirement in 2018, he represented the country in five Copa America tournaments, finishing second in 2004, 2007, 2015, and 2016, as well as four FIFA World Cups.
He was sentenced to sixteen years in jail in 2015 for his part in the crime.
|Known for||Captain of Costa Concordia|
|Criminal charge||Multiple manslaughter|
|Penalty||16 years in prison|
Former Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was sentenced to two years and ten months in prison suspended for shooting journalists with an air weapon. The lawsuit included an event in February 1994 in which he shot at journalists and reporters outside his Buenos Aires residence, wounding four persons. Police said that after the incident, they found five loaded guns in his home.
Maradona claimed that the shooting was in self-defense against attempted robbery. He appealed the sentence, but it was upheld by a higher court. In addition to his national team career, Maradona is considered one of the best strikers in Argentina's history. He is also well known for his extravagant fashion style and for his involvement in politics; he was elected mayor of Naples, Italy, in 1986, only to be impeached three years later. Since then, he has remained politically active in Argentina.
He is widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of soccer and is considered by many to be the best footballer in the world. Maradona earned this reputation by scoring almost every time he went into the penalty box during his career. He is also known for his ability as a defender, and at times even started games at center back. His skill on the ball, imagination, and talent made him a unique player who continues to inspire people today.
Diego Maradona was born on April 27, 1945 in Naples, Italy.