Football: Ex-Barcelona president Rosell arrested over alleged money laundering

Spanish police have held ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife in a money-laundering probe.
Spanish police have held ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife in a money-laundering probe.PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (AFP) - Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money-laundering operation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a police spokesman told AFP.

The operation was mainly carried out in the region of Catalonia and for the moment "there are four or five detainees, including the former president of Barca, Sandro Rosell, and his wife", the spokesman added.