Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

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But during the match, Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was winning his 100th cap, denied Portugal victory by a greater margin as he made vital saves from Ronaldo and Andre Silva either side of half-time.

Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax between 2011 and 2014.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news a lot in the last few days and it's not for all the good reasons.

Spanish tax authorities are also targeting Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager who was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax during his stay at Real Madrid.

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations".

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.

"I have not spoken with him".

He continued: "A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave".

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British news platform The Sun, reported that this was due to the club's president Florentino Perez supporting Ronaldo in the tax fraud case the footballer now faces.

"It's all very odd because Cristiano is an awesome footballer and a great person, let's see what will happen".

Ronaldo recently threatened to leave Los Blancos, according to Spanish media, as it was speculated he is unhappy with the treatment he receives in Spain.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos backed his captain Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker again snubbed media following their Confederations Cup win over Russian Federation.

He has also helped his team to win two La Liga titles after joining it on transfer from Manchester United for a ten record 80 million pounds in 2009.

Ferdinand says United should be looking to bring him back to Old Trafford.

According to, the Real Madrid group has urged Spanish newspapers not to use images in which Ronaldo is wearing the Real T-shirt because they don't want to be associated with the scandal.