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Spanish court acquits Neymar and co-defendants in Barcelona transfer trial

Neymar in action for FC Barcelona during the LaLiga match against SD Eibar on May 21, 2017 (by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The long-running saga surrounding Neymar’s controversial 2013 transfer to Spanish LaLiga club FC Barcelona from Campeonato Brasileiro Série A team Santos has today (Tuesday) seen the Brazilian superstar and eight fellow defendants cleared of corruption charges.

A Spanish court has acquitted Neymar, along with his parents, Barcelona and former club presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, Santos and former president Odilio Rodrigues Filho, and N&N - the company founded by the current Paris Saint-Germain player’s parents to manage his career.

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