Judge orders Neymar assets seized in tax case


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A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of a private jet, a luxury yacht and other goods worth a total of R$192.8m (US$47.3m) from Neymar, the country’s biggest football star.

The case against Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, who is accused of using shell companies to avoid taxes, mostly relates to his career at the Brazilian team Santos between 2011 and 2013. He is also at the centre of a separate case in Spain over alleged irregularities in his transfer from Santos to Barcelona, the reigning European champions.