Spain court denies Dani Alves’ appeal to be freed on bail


MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court denied Dani Alves’ appeal on Tuesday to be freed on bail while the investigation of a sexual assault accusation against the Brazil player continues.

The court ruled that Alves was a flight risk and must remain in prison during the investigation.

Alves was provisionally detained in January after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub on Dec. 30.

A judge ordered him to be jailed without bail after an initial probe by authorities.

He has denied wrongdoing.


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