Brazil’s national football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is to face a criminal investigation, reports from Portugal say, as he denies tax evasion.
Luiz Felipe Scolari coached Portugal’s national team from 2003 to 2008. The allegations are believed to be connected to his time there.
In a statement, Luiz Felipe Scolari said he had always declared his earnings in all the countries he worked in.
The allegations come less than a month before the start of the World Cup 2014.
The attorney general’s office in Portugal confirmed a criminal investigation had been opened but gave no further details, the Associated Press news agency said.
“I am absolutely convinced of the correctness of my declarations. If there is something wrong, it is not of my doing,” Luiz Felipe Scolari’s statement reads.
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