BREAKING: World class footballer set to miss the FIFA World Cup because of his wife
The ongoing legal dispute between Rodrigo De Paul and his ex-partner may prevent the Atletico Madrid midfielder from traveling to this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.
According to a recent report from the Spanish sports publication Mundo Deportivo, the former Udinese playmaker is involved in a legal dispute over unpaid child support.
Domestic court cases are currently involving De Paul, 28, and his ex-girlfriend Camila Homs, with whom he shares two children, Francesca and Bautista.
Homs has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Atletico Madrid’s number five for a “millionaire sum.”
The South American midfielder has since started a new relationship with Argentine singer Tini Stoessel.
Travelers with criminal convictions or any pending convictions, however, are unable to enter Qatar because of its immigration regulations.
If the player’s legal troubles persist, he might not make Argentina’s final World Cup roster, which would be a setback for manager Lionel Scaloni whose team is expected to enter this winter’s World Cup as one of the tournament’s favorites.