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PSG fine midfielder Verratti for drink-driving

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Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been fined by his club after being stopped for drink-driving by police in France.

PSG said in a statement on Friday that Verratti had been stopped at a roadside check in Paris in the early hours of Wednesday morning and was found to have a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

French newspaper L’Equipe reported that the 25-year-old Italy international was detained by police who placed him in a “sobering cell” before releasing him.

The report added that he would be charged at a later date.

“Under the rules applicable to the contracts of all our players, Marco Verratti will be deprived of a portion of his monthly ethics bonus,” PSG said in a statement.