Scolari charged with tax fraud

Portuguese authorities have charged Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari with tax fraud, less than a month before the World Cup starts, a prosecution spokesman said yesterday.

Prosecution sources quoted by Portugal's Lusa news agency said Scolari was suspected of failing to declare seven million euros ($12m) in income when he was Portugal's coach between 2003 and 2008.

Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad reported that Scolari received money from two Holland-based companies and transferred money through companies based in the Bahamas and other tax havens.

- AFP.