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Real Madrid's Luka Modric appears in court in tax fraud case

Luka Modric is being investigated for tax fraud in Spain.

MADRID -- Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric appeared in court on Tuesday in a tax fraud case.

Officials said Modric was in court for about 10 minutes along with his wife and lawyer. The player's wife, Vadja, is also being accused of tax irregularities.

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Croatian midfielder of defrauding tax authorities of €870,728 in 2013 and 2014.

Local newspaper El Mundo said Modric has already paid nearly €1 million to tax authorities to try to reach a settlement...

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren faces perjury probe in Croatia - reports

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren is the subject of a perjury investigation in his native Croatia, reports say.

Croatian prosecutors have opened an investigation on Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren for suspicion of providing false testimony, according to reports in Croatia.

It is part of the trial for former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic, who has been charged with embezzlement and tax fraud.

The reports say that an annex was signed in a contract that entitled Lovren to 50 percent of the compensation of his transfer from Dinamo Zagreb to French side Lyon in 2010.

As part of his testimony, Lovren claimed...

Jorge Sampaoli optimistic after Diego Maradona criticises Argentina

The ESPN FC crew feel Group D which contains Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria could prove to be the most exciting group of them all.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli reassured fans his national team will be "very competitive" at the 2018 World Cup despite criticism from Diego Maradona following Friday's draw.

After the Albiceleste were placed in Group D with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who helped conduct the draw, expressed reservations over his country's prospects.

"Argentina cannot play any worse than they are doing," he told TYC Sports. "Argentina have a manageable group but they have to...

 By Nick Miller

World Cup Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

The ESPN FC crew discuss whether Lionel Messi and Argentina have the toughest World Cup group.

Intriguing can be a pejorative word in football, because so often it just means: "Dull, but I'm pretending to be interested on an intellectual level."

But this genuinely could be the most intriguing group of the first round. You have Lionel Messi's (probable) last attempt at international greatness, the unpredictability of a Croatia side who sacked their coach before their playoffs, the possibility that tiny Iceland could repeat their Euro 2016 heroics and a fresh and exciting Nigeria side.