Barcelona have been charged with bribery after police raided the offices of the Spanish football federation on Thursday.
The raid was carried out as part of a judicial investigation into the alleged payment of millions of euros over several years by the club to the vice-president of Spain’s refereeing committee.
The Guardia Civil confirmed to The Associated Press that its police had searched the offices of the referee committee at the federation headquarters near Madrid.
The police said they had not made any arrests and were acting on the orders of the judge investigating the case.
In March, state prosecutors formally accused Barcelona of corruption in sports, fraudulent management, and falsification of business documents.