Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been charged with perjury after his testimony in former Dinamo Zagreb executive director Zdravko Mamic’s corruption trial.
Agence France-Presse reported prosecutors say the midfielder gave a false testimony in the June tribunal. Mamic and three others were on trial at the time.
While prosecutors did not name Modric—a “Croatian citizen born in 1985” is referenced—in their statement, he has been named in local media reports.
The maximum sentence for the charge if Modric is found guilty is five years in prison.
As noted by BBC, authorities have accused Modric of lying about details of his transfer from Zagreb to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007.