Lisbon: Portugese authorities have charged Brazil's national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari with tax fraud, less than a month before the World Cup starts, a prosecution spokesman told AFP on Wednesday. (Click here for latest on Football)
Scolari is accused of hiding about seven million euros ($9.6 million) in income when he was Portugal's coach between 2003 and 2008, according to media reports.
He has strongly denied any wrongdoing. But the inquiry threatens to taint Brazil's preparations to host the World Cup, which starts on June 12.