Following further claims of domestic abuse by a previous partner, the Brazilian national football team removed Manchester United player Antony from its roster. The initial charges against Antony were made in June, and in a recent interview, the football player's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin made further shocking accusations against him.
In an interview with Report TV, Cavallin added details about the alleged abuse. She described Antony as "an extremely aggressive and impatient person" and compared their time together to "private captivity." She admitted that Antony smashed her phone and purse, stole her passport, and prevented her from leaving the house. She continued, saying he kicked her, headbutted her, grabbed her by the hair, threw water on her, and cut her.
She claimed that after Antony knocked her breast implants out of place, it took 40 stitches and surgery to restore them. She said that he battered her and threatened that their unborn child would "die" if she left him at 17 weeks pregnant.
The Brazil Football Confederation issued a statement which stated, “Due to the facts that became public this Monday involving Manchester United player Antony, and which need to be investigated, and 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the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian team and the CBF, the organisation informs that the athlete has been withdrawn from the Brazilian team,”
Brazilian authorities are looking into the allegations, and the Greater Manchester Police have received a complaint. Greater Manchester Police issued a statement confirming that it was aware of the claims and that "inquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report." However, Antony has refuted the claims and referred to them as "false" in a post on his social media page.
In 16 games for the national team, Antony has two goals. He represented Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar. He participated for 84 minutes in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Arsenal for Man United. Gabriel Jesus, a forward for Arsenal, was called up to the national team to fill in for the two games that were scheduled.
Sele cao will play Bolivia in their opening qualifying match on Friday night in Belem, Para. The match between Brazil and Peru is slated to be played in Lima, the following week.