A Spanish decide on Friday ordered that Brazil soccer participant Dani Alves be jailed on remand with out bail over an alleged sexual assault of a girl in a Barcelona nightclub, the regional court docket system mentioned.
The 39-year-old, who has denied any wrongdoing, was taken to the Brians 1 jail outdoors Barcelona, mentioned a supply with information of the matter.
Earlier on Friday, Alves appeared earlier than a Barcelona decide after native police detained and questioned him. The public prosecutor had requested he be jailed with out bail pending trial.
Alves’ representatives didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Mexico’s top-flight soccer division, Liga MX, mentioned it was following the case and Alves’ authorized scenario alongside membership Pumas UNAM, the place he at present performs, to find out “what is appropriate regarding his participation in the League”. Pumas UNAM mentioned it will “take the appropriate actions” and apply sanctions as “stipulated in the employment contract signed with the athlete”.
“The Club will inform as soon as possible what it determines in this case,” it added.
The alleged sufferer had filed a grievance earlier this month and the case stays open over a criminal offense of sexual assault, Catalonia’s court docket system mentioned in a press release.
Alves instructed Antena 3 TV earlier this month that he was on the membership with different individuals however denied any such behaviour.
“I was dancing and having a good time without invading anyone’s space,” he mentioned. “I don’t know who this lady is… How could I do that to a woman? No.”
Alves performed for Barcelona from 2008-2016 and briefly returned to the LaLiga crew for the 2021-22 season.
He has performed for the Brazil nationwide crew since 2006, making 126 appearances and scoring eight targets.