Brazilian football player Dani Alves is being investigated for accusations of sexual assault.

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The Catalonia Higher Court of Justice has confirmed that Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault that occurred last month in Barcelona.

The 15th magistrate’s court in Barcelona is currently conducting an investigation into a reported case of sexual assault. The complaint was filed by a woman against a football player for an incident that allegedly took place at a nightclub in Barcelona last December. This information was stated in a statement released by the court.

“We are currently in the process of investigating the matter and do not have any additional information at this time.”

A representative from the court verified to CNN that the accusations pertain to Dani Alves.

Dani Alves jcelebrates with teammates after winning the Copa America in 2019 after beating Peru in the final.

CNN contacted UNAM, the current team of Alves, for a statement from both the team and player. However, no response was received at the time. According to Reuters, Alves denies any accusations.

Alves is a highly accomplished football player in his era, earning domestic championships in Spain, Italy, and France. He was also a three-time winner of the Champions League with Barcelona.

Alves won six La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns with Barcelona.

In both 2007 and 2019, Alves helped Brazil win the Copa America. At the age of 39, he became the oldest player from Brazil to compete in the World Cup when he played for his country against Cameroon in Qatar.


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