Antony Withdrawn from Brazil Squad Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

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Manchester United forward Antony has been withdrawn from the Brazil national team’s squad for their upcoming international fixtures in September due to allegations of domestic violence made by his former partner, Gabriela Cavallin.

Cavallin has alleged that she was subjected to multiple attacks by Antony between June 2022 and May 2023. She claims the first attack occurred in June 2022 when she was pregnant and on holiday in Brazil, during which Antony allegedly threatened to throw her from a moving car.

The second alleged incident took place on January 15, 2023, in a Manchester hotel room, where Cavallin claims the Manchester United winger head-butted and punched her, resulting in damage to a breast implant.

The third reported incident occurred on May 8, 2023, when Antony allegedly threatened Cavallin with a glass, leading to a finger injury as she tried to defend herself.

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Antony has denied these allegations and stated that the accusations are false. He has been cooperating with police investigations. The ongoing police inquest is under the jurisdiction of justice, and Antony cannot disclose its contents.

Antony’s relationship with Gabriela Cavallin is described as tumultuous, marked by verbal disputes from both sides. However, he maintains that he has never engaged in physical aggression.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is aware of the allegations, and inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the report. No further comments have been made by GMP at this time.

Antony, who joined Manchester United from Ajax in August 2022, last played for the club in a match against Arsenal on Sunday, where they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

In response to these developments, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed that Antony has been removed from the Brazil national team’s squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru in September. He has been replaced by Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.

It remains to be seen how Manchester United deal with this situation, following last month’s announcement by Manchester United regarding forward Mason Greenwood, who departed from the club by mutual agreement following a six-month internal investigation. Charges against Greenwood, including rape and assault, were dropped in February, and he has since joined Spanish club Getafe on loan.

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