One of the most prominent figures of German soccer is going to jail for tax evasion. Uli Hoeness said he won't appeal against his prison sentence and would step down as president of the Bayern Munich soccer club.
Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to pay a fine for tax evasion, and accept a two-year jail term. However, he is extremely unlikely to serve any time in prison.
Inaki Urdangarin, husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, was handed a prison sentence for crimes including fraud and tax evasion. The princess had been acquitted of aiding Urdangarin.
They may be Germany's biggest club but Bayern Munich have been reluctant to compete at the top end of the transfer market in recent years. The champions are instead investing in the long-term and hoping that bears fruit.
It wasn't quite the celebration they wanted, but Bayern Munich fans lined the city's streets to wave goodbye to the retiring Jupp Heynckes on Sunday. Amid the farewells, there was talk of next season's transfer plans.
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