Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to stand trial

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Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is to stand trial for alleged money laundering related to television rights and sponsorship of the Brazilian national football team.

Spain’s National Court, which deals with major corruption cases, added that Rosell’s wife, an Andorran lawyer and three other people would also be tried.

The 54-year-old is suspected of having siphoned off €15 million in illegal commissions along with Ricardo Teixeira, the former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation.