Lucas Paquetá

Things Just Got Worse For Lucas Paqueta

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West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paquetá’s recent troubles extend beyond the English FA’s charges of breaching betting rules. According to reports Senator Jorge Kajuru, president of a Brazilian Senate commission investigating gambling in sports, has revealed Paquetá will be summoned to explain himself in his home country.

While the FA charges are a separate matter handled by English authorities, the Brazilian commission is primarily concerned with potential match-fixing within the Brazilian league. Senator Kajuru, however, stressed the importance of Paquetá addressing the situation in Brazil due to his current participation in the Copa América with the national team.

Kajuru confirmed that Paquetá “will” be summoned to explain his case. Though an official date for this appearance hasn’t been set, it appears to be a matter of time.

It’s important to note that Brazilian legal authorities likely have no direct access to the FA’s ongoing investigation. This means Paquetá wouldn’t be facing any legal repercussions in Brazil related to the FA charges.

Despite the separate investigations, the commission believes Paquetá’s national team status during the Copa América compels him to address the situation publicly in Brazil.

The exact date for Paquetá’s potential appearance before the Brazilian commission remains unclear. However, this development adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing situation surrounding him.

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  • Chris Cooper says:

    This may not necessarily be a bad thing. If he is innocent and presents himself well in Brazil and they allow him to continue to play in the Copa America, that could strengthen his case against the FA. Or am I just clutching at straws?!!

  • Steve Clarke says:

    Cut n paste

  • Bonzo says:

    You say his appearance for his national team compels him to address the situation publicly in Brazil. I’m not sure that’s the case for legal reasons. Though I suppose the Brazilian powers that be could interview him privately.

  • John Ayris says:

    Changes nothing. The charges mean nothing unless proven and may even be there only as a procedure. The only pertinent thing is does evidence exist to link the yellow cards to the betting industry claims of irregular betting patterns.

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