US football magnate Textor to face trial in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: US football magnate John Textor will be tried by Brazil’s top court for sport for ignoring orders to provide evidence for his claims that the Brazilian league is plagued by match-fixing, officials said Wednesday.

Textor, whose teams include Brazilian club Botafogo, will go on trial on April 15 before a disciplinary panel of the Superior Court of Sport for Football, the court said in a statement.

If convicted of violating the national legal code for sport, he could face a 360-day suspension and fines of up to $40,000.