Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves is under investigation for sexual assault

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Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves is being investigated for alleged sexual assault in Barcelona last month, Catalonia’s High Court confirmed on Tuesday.

“The Court of Instruction No. 15 of Barcelona opened a case for the crime of sexual violence following a complaint filed by a woman against a football player in connection with an incident in a nightclub in Barcelona. Barcelona last December,” the court said.

“The case is under investigation and we have no further information at this time.”

A court spokeswoman confirmed to CNN that the allegations relate to Dani Alves.

CNN reached out to Mexico’s UNAM, Alves’ current club, for comment on the team and the player, but did not immediately hear back. According to Reuters, Alves denies any wrongdoing.

Alves is one of the most decorated footballers of his generation, having won domestic titles in Spain, Italy and France. He also won the Champions League three times with Barcelona.

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

Alves won the Copa America with Brazil in 2007 and 2019. At 39, he became Brazil’s oldest player at a World Cup when he played for Qatar against Cameroon.

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