France says acquisition of Brazilian football player Neymar is a play by Qatar to influence diplomacy through sports — Qatar must still answer on terrorism

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Move by PSG to recruit Brazilian football player Neymar is a play by Qatar to influence diplomacy through sports, says France

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A protester holds a placard which translates “Qatar buys everything, some players and some terrorism”, as a vehicle transporting Neymar arrives at a hotel in Paris, on Friday.

Published: 22:57 August 4, 2017Gulf News

Gulf News

Neymar’s record transfer to soccer team Paris Saint-Germain doesn’t mean Qatar, which owns the club, is off the hook from shedding light on possible terrorism financing, France’s government spokesman said.

The move by PSG to recruit Brazilian football player Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr is a play by Qatar to influence diplomacy through sports, French government spokesman Christophe Castaner said in an LCI television interview after the soccer team’s announcement. Qatar must still answer on terrorism and any role it may or may not play in financing it, he…

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