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The Prosecutor's Office rules out the 'purchase' of Barça referees in the 'Negreira case'

Published:27/03/2023 - 19:51h

Updated:27/03/2023 - 19:52h

In the Prosecutor's Office report on FC Barcelona and the 'Negreira case', the reasons why the Barcelona club paid, between 2001 and 2018, the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees are revealed

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The 'case Negreira' follow dominating the actuality of the Spanish football and every time are more the details that go out to the light regarding the payment of 7,5 million euros of the FC Barcelona to the exvicepresidente of the Technical Committee of Referees, Enríquez Negreira, in almost two decades (between 2001 and 2018). With the report of the Fiscalía, has a clearer panorama on the investigation that already is in hands of the authorities.

In the writing of the complaint of the to Fiscalía, in the first place, descarta of way rotunda that the Barça had bought, sometime, referees to win parties during the 2001 and 2018 while it kept the relation with the second of the CTA. There is not any proof of this, as they have manifested, although they insist in that the "favours or recommendations" that did Negreira were centred in sportive appearances in which the Committee yes could have some influence.

'It bump' of versions in the 'case Negreira'

In this sense, in the supposed "favours" that the exvicepresidente of the CTA went from the nomination of the judges of the Committee of Competition (the Barça that complained that you had, always, Madrilenian), the enlargement of licences of footballers of the first team, like this cone the recommendation of played in which they could resort (expulsions, cards, among others).

Likewise, it explains "that the Club had a speaker with the Federation that took care the institutional relations" or that the Barça "sent always some representative to the homages of farewell of the referees of First when they finish his sportive career", as well as "Inform or warn of any institutional visit of the RFEF or the CTA so that the Club kept good institutional relations".

More 'favours' of Negreira to the Barça

In the writing, besides, signal that Negreira could "keep informed to the Club of possible interests or desavenencias between Federation and LFP (League of Professional Football), or describe candidates for president of LFP" and that he "shared his know how (criterion, knowledge, experience) like exárbitro international and federative director during a lot of years".

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