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Three players in Spanish fourth tier jailed for 38 years for sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl

Three former players of a fourth-division soccer club in Spain were convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Former Arandina players Carlos Cuadrado, Víctor Rodriguez and Raul Calvo were each sentenced to 38 years in prison. It wasn't clear if the players -- who denied wrongdoing -- would appeal the ruling.

The three were found guilty of assaulting the girl at a rented apartment in 2017. They said they did not have sexual relations with the girl and did not know she was...

Real Zaragoza match-fixing case: 41 people cleared including Leganes boss Javier Aguirre

Former Real Zaragoza president Agapito Iglesias
Former Zaragoza president, Agapito Iglesias was handed a 15-month prison sentence.

A Spanish court has on Monday cleared 41 people, including Leganes coach Javier Aguirre, and Second Division side Real Zaragoza of match-fixing charges in a Liga fixture between Levante and Real Zaragoza in 2011.

A total of 41 people, including 36 current and former players, had faced punishments ranging from 24-month to four-year prison sentences and €3.4 million fines each if found guilty of sports corruption.

The judge ruled there was insufficient evidence of that crime. However, former...

Okazaki leaves Malaga 34 days after joining

Shinji Okazaki's spell with Spanish side Malaga has been cut short after less than four weeks.

The former Leicester City forward's contract was cancelled by mutual consent, with the club nor the player revealing the reason for parting ways.

- All major completed transfer deals
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However, Malaga were unable to register the Japan international as it would have exceeded the team's salary cap.

Okazaki, 33, joined Malaga as a free agent on July 30 with the Andalusian...

La Liga players arrested in match-fixing raid

Spanish police have announced they expect to make 11 arrests, with the group including current and former La Liga players, as part of an ongoing raid into match-fixing in the country's top three divisions.

The action is being carried out in several regions of Spain as part of operation "Oikos," following an investigation by a court in Huesca regarding suspected gambling-motivated match-fixing in Spanish football.

A police statement on Tuesday said: "Police agents are carrying out an operation...

Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid after five seasons

Antoine Griezmann has informed Atletico Madrid that he will leave this summer, with sources confirming to ESPN FC that Barcelona are hopeful of signing him less than one year after he turned them down.

Atletico released a short statement Tuesday revealing that Griezmann had communicated his decision to leave the club after five seasons. They followed that up by posting a video of the French forward on social media explaining his decision to supporters.

"After speaking with [coach Diego Simeone],...