Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves is beneath investigation for an alleged sexual assault that happened in Barcelona final month, the Catalonia Larger Courtroom of Justice confirmed on Tuesday.
“Barcelona investigating Justice of the Peace’s courtroom quantity 15 has opened proceedings for an alleged crime of sexual assault as a result of a grievance introduced by a girl in opposition to a soccer participant for occasions that allegedly occurred at a Barcelona nightclub this previous month of December,” the courtroom’s assertion reads.
“The matter is within the investigative section and presently we wouldn’t have extra data.”
A spokesperson for the courtroom confirmed to CNN the allegations concern Dani Alves.
CNN reached out to Mexico’s UNAM, Alves’ present membership, for remark from the group and participant however didn’t instantly hear again. Alves denies any wrongdoing, per Reuters.
Alves is without doubt one of the most adorned soccer gamers of his era, having gained home titles in Spain, Italy and France. He additionally gained three Champions League titles with Barcelona.
Alves gained the Copa America with Brazil in 2007 and 2019. At 39 years previous, he grew to become Brazil’s oldest participant to function on the World Cup whereas showing for the nationwide group in Qatar when his group performed Cameroon.