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Neymar Or Not, France Says Qatar Must Answer on Financing Terror

  • Qatar-owned soccer team Paris Saint-Germain recruits Neymar
  • Contract is move to influence diplomacy: French government
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$263M Neymar Soccer Transfer Smashes World Record

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 said.