Brazilian soccer participant Dani Alves is underneath investigation for an alleged sexual assault that passed off in Barcelona final month, the Catalonia Greater Courtroom of Justice confirmed on Tuesday.
“Barcelona investigating magistrate’s court number 15 has opened proceedings for an alleged crime of sexual assault due to a complaint presented by a woman against a football player for events that allegedly occurred at a Barcelona nightclub this past month of December,” the court docket’s assertion reads.
“The matter is in the investigative phase and at this time we do not have more information.”
A spokesperson for the court docket 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 likely one of the most adorned soccer gamers of his era, 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 previous, he grew to become Brazil’s oldest participant to characteristic on the World Cup whereas showing for the nationwide workforce in Qatar when his workforce performed Cameroon.