July 8, 2016 / 12:07 PM / in a year

Spanish court drops fraud investigation against Neymar

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s High Court said on Friday it had dropped a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer captain and Barcelona player Neymar saying no crime had been committed.

Barcelona's Neymar salutes the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the club's season at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Charges were also dropped against his father and agent Neymar Da Silva Santos, former Barcelona president Sandro Rossell and ex-Santos president Odilio Rodrigues, according to a written ruling.

The charges related to Neymar’s transfer to Barcelona from Brazilian football club Santos three years ago.

Reporting by Rodrigo de Miguel; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Angus Berwick

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