A Spanish judge Wednesday ordered Barcelona football club and its chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu to stand trial over alleged tax fraud linked to the signing of star striker Neymar.

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The National Court in Madrid in a written ruling ordered the trial of Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell and the club as a defendant in its own right, over allegations that they paid more for Neymar than they declared to the taxman.

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