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Antony excluded from Brazil squad amid assault allegations

Manchester United winger Antony is out from the Brazil squad due to allegations of physical assault by an ex-partner.

After ex-partner Gabriela Cavallin accused him of assault, the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) deliberated on the 23-year-old’s situation.

The CBF concluded that Antony won’t participate in this September’s international window and issued a statement to confirm this decision.

Cavallin disclosed that she filed complaints with both the Sao Paulo police and Greater Manchester Police, providing UOL with details of the alleged attack.

The victim alleges that Antony assaulted her multiple times between June 2022 and May 2023, with one incident involving him throwing a glass at her, resulting in visible finger injuries.

She also provided information about an alleged attack that reportedly took place during her pregnancy. According to her, Antony assaulted her while they were in a car, threatened to eject her from the moving vehicle, and suggested that he would harm her, the baby, and himself.

CBF decided to not call up Antony for upcoming fixtures

She said: “He said that if I didn’t stay with him, I wouldn’t stay with anyone. That I was pregnant with his child. Either I would stay with him or I, him and our son would di. I told him I was pregnant, that he was scaring me, making my heart race. I was trembling with fear.”

Antony denied the accusations on Instagram in June, stating that he had submitted his statement at the police station where the investigation involving his name was conducting.

“I stayed silent until the moment so that nothing could interfere with the investigation process, but during all those days my family and I suffered in silence. Despite being born and raised in a very needy community, I had never been through a situation similar to this, in which a false assault charge resulted in a preliminary and unfair public judgement on the part of some.

“After the closure of the investigation my innocence will be proven. [I am] certain that justice will prevail and the damage initially caused to my image will be in the past. Thank you to the countless messages of support at this very difficult time.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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