Antony, a forward for Manchester United, has been removed from the Brazil squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to assault allegations.
The allegations were made by Antony’s ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, and were published by Brazilian media outlet UOL.
Antony has denied the accusations and stated that he is innocent, but due to the seriousness of the allegations and the need for investigation, the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) has decided to withdraw him from the squad.
The CBF emphasized the importance of protecting the alleged victim and ensuring a thorough investigation.
Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has been called up as a replacement for Antony.
The police investigation is ongoing, and Antony expressed confidence that the truth will be revealed. Manchester United has not yet commented on the situation.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago