Somali Magazine 5 September 2023- The Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) stated on Monday that Manchester United winger Antony had been dismissed from the Brazil team.
The federation replaced the 23-year-old winger, who was called up to the team for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying games against Bolivia and Peru, with Arsenal attacker Gabriel Jesus.
The CBF noted domestic abuse charges filed by his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin against the winger, which “need to be investigated.”
“Due to the facts that became public this Monday involving Manchester United player Antony, which need to be investigated, and in order to safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian team, and the CBF, the organisation informs that the athlete has been withdrawn from the Brazilian team,” the federation said in a statement.
Antony responded to the allegations on social media with a message.
Greater Manchester Police issued a statement to the British media regarding the incident, saying, “Greater Manchester Police is aware of the allegations made and enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report.”
Antony, who scored twice in 15 appearances for Brazil, won a gold medal with the national team at the 2020 Summer Olympics.