Manchester United forward Antony has been removed from the Brazil squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to assault allegations made by his ex-girlfriend.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) made the decision to withdraw Antony from the squad in order to investigate the allegations and protect the alleged victim.
Antony has denied the accusations and stated that he is innocent, cooperating with the police investigation.
In his place, Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has been called up to the Brazil squad.
The team will face Bolivia and Peru in their World Cup qualifying matches. Manchester United has not yet commented on the situation.
This article was updated 1 month ago