Former Barcelona star Dani Alves has been detained by police in Spain amid allegations of sexual assault.
The allegations relate to an incident that occurred at a nightclub in Barcelona on 31st December.
Alves was taken into custody on Friday after answering a police summons and then appeared before a judge who ordered him to be remanded without bail.
The 39-year-old will now remain in custody until trial. A date has still not been specified.
The Brazil international has spoken previously about the incident and denied any wrongdoing.
“Yes, I was in that place, with more people, enjoying myself. And people who know me know that I love to dance. I was dancing and enjoying myself without invading the space of others.
“I don’t know who that lady is. You arrive at a bathroom and you don’t have to ask who’s there. I have never invaded anyone’s space. How am I going to do it with a woman or a girl? No, for God’s sake.”
Alves is one of football’s most charimatic players and successful players. He had two spells with Barcelona, winning six league titles and the Champions League three times.