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IFK Göteborg star linked to tax scandal

IFK Göteborg player Stefan Selakovic is suspected of being involved in the tax scandal enveloping the club. He was told last week that he is thought to be an accomplice to tax evasion, but he rejects the allegations.

“He denies any crime and my understanding is that the prosecutor will take Selakovic off the list of suspects in the relatively near future,” said the player’s lawyer, Jonas Nilsson.

According to Göteborgs-Posten, the allegations against him are to do with a “courier job”.

The star was to have received a three million kronor signing-on bonus, but actually received 4.5 million. Then, according to the paper, 1.35 million was transferred to an account in Luxembourg, said to be held by the club’s treasurer, Jan Nilsson.

Selkovic’s lawyer declined to comment on the Luxembourg account, but the player said he was “taking things one day at a time”.

“We know that it’s going to be tough, but I am innocent and the legal process will show that,” said Selakovic.

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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