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Juan Carlos Osorio defends himself of corruption accusations

Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio speaks during a press conference to announce his resignation as head coach of Paraguay's national football team,

DANIEL DUARTE

AFP

The manager referred to the complaint he will receive from businessman Miguel González Zelada: "Football is plagued with criminals like this character."

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Juan Carlos Osorio responded to the controversy over the accusations made by businessman Miguel González Zelada, in which supposedly the 57-year-old coach demanded a commission for the transfer of Pablo Zeballos to Atlético Nacional in 2014.

In an interview for El Colombiano de Medellín, Osorio said: "The world of football is plagued with criminals like this character." presenting several articles in which González Zelada's linked to investigations suspensions by FIFA and even an arrest warrant.

The former Paraguay coach added: "He's being sued for theft, so he wants to involve me to deflect said claimed, I don't know Zelada and the most important thing is the version of the player who publicly disclaimed him."

Osorio would have annexed a screenshot of the player Pablo Zeballos responding to González Zelada about his reason to leave Atlético Nacional.

Juan Carlos Osorio said this issue doesn't worry him, despite Zelada's intention to accuse him before TAS and ask for his disqualification for life.