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Italian football legend Fabio Cannavaro given 10-month jail sentence

The former international captain is under investigation for tax evasion.

Fabio Cannavaro is under investigation for tax evasion.
Fabio Cannavaro is under investigation for tax evasion.
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FORMER WORLD CUP-winning Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a 10-month jail sentence, it has emerged today.

The 41-year-old ex-Real Madrid and Juventus star has been punished for ignoring orders to keep out of his property following its seizure by authorities.

Cannavaro is currently under investigation for tax evasion, with authorities seizing approximately €1m worth of goods from him last October.

The Italian football legend, who currently manages Guangzhou Evergrande in China, is now expected to fulfil a 10-month sentence, while his wife and brother were also given custodial sentences.

However, the trio’s sentences are currently suspended pending an appeal.

More to follow

h/t The Guardian

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