Brazil dismisses Antony for the new accusations of domestic violence against his ex-partner


The Brazilian team decided to call off extreme Antony on Monday from its list for the start of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup against Bolivia and Peru after new information about accusations of domestic violence against his ex-partner.

The ‘UOL’ portal published a report with unpublished audio and images on the alleged mistreatment by the English Manchester United player of Gabriela Cavallin, his then girlfriend and who accused him last May of assault and threat.

The Manchester police echoed these new evidence and assured “they are aware of the accusations made.” “Investigations are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report,” she added.

The Brazilian player, for his part, defended himself on his social networks, stressing that these accusations were “false” and that from the outset he has provided “due clarifications to the police authority.” “I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and the evidence already presented and that which will be presented shows that I am innocent of the accusations made,” he said.

In any case, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) preferred to call him off these two games and call Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus instead. “Due to the facts that were made public this Monday, which involve striker Antony, from Manchester United, and which must be investigated, and to preserve the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian team and the CBF, the entity informs that the athlete has been dropped from the Brazilian team,” the agency said in a statement.