Massive $3,300,000 Punishment Awaits Neymar Jr for Breaking Rules at His Luxurious Rio Abode

Published 09/06/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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The government has fined Brazilian soccer star Neymar approximately $3.3 million for violating local environmental regulations. The violations were committed during the construction of his mansion near Rio de Janeiro. Multiple infractions have been found which include unauthorized construction of an artificial lake, river water diversion, earth movement, and vegetation suppression. Neymar’s father was also reported to have clashed with local authorities during the construction.

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The responsible construction company, Genesis Ecossistemas, claims that the 10-day project cost Neymar $25,000 and covered 1,000 square meters. Neymar now faces the option to appeal the fine. But doing so could result in police prosecution, marking a significant departure from his usual sporting activities.

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Neymar acquired a sprawling property valued at $10 million in Rio de Janeiro in 2017. It is situated in Portobello, Mangaratiba. This 3-acre property boasts rare features like a helipad and a private jetty, setting it apart from other celebrity retreats. Neymar’s house also boasts having a 15-foot yacht.

The property spans 21,000 square meters, amplifying the grandeur of Neymar’s real estate project. The property is currently facing ongoing controversies, including potential legal challenges and environmental fines. The fine is placed amounts to a staggering $3.3 million.

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Mangaratiba City Hall released a statement that said, “The Department of the Environment, in addition to applying the fines considering the environmental damage caused, as well as the disrespect for the environmental laws in force, have notified the facts found to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Civil Police, the Environmental Protection Police Station, and other environmental control bodies.”

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Neymar joined Al Hilal last month. He is yet to make a debut and is currently in Brazil for the World Cup qualifiers. With ongoing controversies, he has been out of the game for quite some time now citing injuries.

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Al Hilal fans wait with bated eyes to see their star player make his debut. The wait has been long already, but it’s about to stretch a little more. The international break is here and Neymar is off to Brazil for their qualifying matches. He is set to return in their next fixture against Al Riyadh.

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Neymar has been in constant talks with the Brazilian national team. He has been updating them about his injury and he feels he is ready to play. This could be Neymar’s last shot at the World Cup and that has made him more determined and motivated for this campaign.

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Neymar was also seen wearing a bandage on his right arm, fueling further speculations on his starting position. Now with him in Brazil, fans await as to what will happen to the fines placed on him. Brazil’s upcoming fixtures are against Bolivia and Peru. Do you think Neymar will make it to the starting line-up?

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Neil Banerjee

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