Ex-Barcelona star Dani Alves to face trial on sexual assault in Spain

AP , Tuesday 14 Nov 2023

Brazilian football player Dani Alves will face trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub last year, a Spanish judge said Tuesday.

Dani Alves
FILE - Brazil's Dani Alves listens to a question during a press conference on the eve of the group G of World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Cameroon in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 1, 2022. Photo: AP


The Barcelona-based court said a date for the hearings has yet to be set.

The 40-year-old Alves has been in pre-trial jail since January when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Barcelona on Dec. 30. He was indicted by an investigative judge in August.

The former Barcelona defender has denied any wrongdoing.

Alves won 42 football titles, including three Champions Leagues with Barcelona and two Copa Americas with Brazil. He played at his third World Cup last year in Qatar.

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