Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves is below investigation for an alleged sexual assault that came about in Barcelona final month, the Catalonia Greater 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 consequence of a grievance offered 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 do not need extra info.”
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 workforce 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 technology, having received home titles in Spain, Italy and France. He additionally received three Champions League titles with Barcelona.
Alves received the Copa America with Brazil in 2007 and 2019. At 39 years outdated, he grew to become Brazil’s oldest participant to function on the World Cup whereas showing for the nationwide workforce in Qatar when his workforce performed Cameroon.