According to sources familiar with the case, the Portuguese player has offered to accept a two-year jail term (which would be suspended), and to pay a fine of €18.8 million. However, Ronaldo has decided that accepting a sentence and settling financially will be the best way forward. He will also pay the sum of £16.4m.
The Portugal legend, who is due to play his first World Cup game this evening, was accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m).
The Brazil star has been linked with a controversial switch to Madrid since leaving rivals Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a record-breaking €222million deal last August.
La ciencia recreó el rostro de Dios según los creyentes
Las personas que informaron que eran más atractivas físicamente también creían en un Dios más atractivo físicamente. La gente imagina un rostro más joven, más femenino y menos caucásico de lo que sugiere la cultura popular .
Moutinho acknowledged they need to start better but dismissed suggestions that the Sporting turmoil will have any effect on their challenge.
The news comes hours before he plays in the game where Portugal take on Spain in the World Cup. The law states that any sentence that is under two years for a first offence can be served up by probation.
The court found Messi had funneled income earned from his image rights through countries such as Uruguay, Switzerland and Belize, evading more than 4 million euros in taxes from 2007 to 2009. Defender Nacho put Spain on top for the first time in the match three minutes later with a goal-of-the-tournament contender, half-volleying the ball from distance against the post and into the net.
Spain's Sergio Busquets, centre, and teammates applaud their fans after the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.The match ended in a 3-3 draw. "It gave the club a different dimension in the football world".