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Brazil legend Roberto Carlos sentenced to jail for unpaid child support

The 44-year-old owes his ex-partner Barbara Thurler 61,000 reais (around $20,000) of child support.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, Rio de Janeiro [ Published on: August 24, 2017 19:54 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Brazilian legend and ambassador for Real Madrid footballer Roberto Carlos.

A Rio de Janeiro judge has sentenced former Real Madrid and Brazil international full-back Roberto Carlos to jail for failing to pay child support.

The 44-year-old owes his ex-partner Barbara Thurler 61,000 reais (around $20,000), according to documents lodged with the Itaperuna family court in Rio de Janeiro state, as media reports suggest.

Carlos, a father of nine, has two children with Thurler.

Judge Mayane de Castro said the family rejected a proposal by the 44-year-old to pay the sum in instalments.

The retired World Cup winner's lawyer, Fernando Pittner, said the matter would be resolved without Carlos going to jail.

Carlos, who was capped 125 times for Brazil's national team, currently lives in Spain and works as an ambassador for Real Madrid.

(With IANS Inputs).

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