Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

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Dani Alves, a Brazilian soccer player, was arrested on Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Spain.

The alleged act took place on Dec. 31 at a night club in Barcelona, police told The Associated Press.

Alves will now appear in front of a judge, who will decide on the charges.

Dani Alves arrested in Spain for alleged sexual assault

In Spain, sexual assault can refer to anything from unwanted and unsolicited sexual groping to rape. Police said they couldn’t comment on the case.

Alves, 39, is one of soccer’s most successful players, having won major titles with several elite clubs over his long career, including Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. He is currently a member of the Mexican club Pumas.

The defender was a key member of Barcelona’s golden years, playing on the team’s right flank alongside Lionel Messi from 2008 to 2016. With the Catalan club, which he briefly rejoined last season, he won the Champions League three times.