Prosecutors pursue case against Barcelona over alleged refereeing deal | Barcelona

Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint against Barcelona and two of the La Liga club’s former presidents over alleged payments to a company owned by a senior refereeing official to influence results, the public prosecutor’s office said on Friday. A judge has yet to decide whether to take up the case.

The club allegedly paid more than €7.3m between 2001 and 2018 to firms owned by José María Enríquez Negreira, who was vice-president of the refereeing committee of the Spanish football association from 1993-2018.

Prosecutors claim that under a secret agreement and “in exchange for…


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