TAX WOES? Portuegese International Cristiano Ronaldo faces tax evasion charges

Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a 2-year prison sentence and ordered to pay €18.8m to the Spanish Treasury after failing to comply with tax laws.

However, he will not serve the jail term as he has no previous criminal record.

Ronaldo is currently in Russia for the 2018 World Cup with the Portugal national team, whom he will captain against Spain in their Group B opener in Sochi on Friday.

According to a Spanish Newspaper Marca, Ronaldo is hoping to pay a further fine in place of the suspended sentence.