Former Brazil full-back, Dani Alves was on Monday denied bail, as the investigation into an allegation of sexual assault continues.
The 40-year-old was arrested in January 2023 over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Barcelona nightclub on December 30, 2022.
The accusation led to his contract with Mexican side Pumas UNAM terminated.
The Barcelona court have repeatedly denied requests from the Alves’ defence that he be freed on bail while the investigation continues. One such refusal came as early as February, with the most recent coming last month.
It was ruled again today that Alves will remain in jail, after review of footage put forward by the defence showing alleged flirting with the accuser.
However, this evidence was dismissed, after the court ruled that flirting should not “in any way justify an eventual sexual assault”.
Alves remains in custody and has reportedly been declared a flight risk, despite the defence being willing to give up his passports and install a tracking device.