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Spanish court wants two-year prison sentence for Neymar

November 23, 2016 18:24 IST

IMAGE: Barcelona's Neymar reacts. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters.

Spain's public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barca president Sandro Rosell and a fine of 8.4 million euros ($8.9 million) for the club, but called for charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to be dropped.

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