Anthony was left out of the Brazil squad on Monday after fresh allegations of domestic violence against the Manchester United footballer.
The 23-year-old was named in the squad for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru but was released from international duty after the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) cited allegations “that need to be investigated.”
Anthony was first accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, and more allegations from her were made public on Monday. United said they were aware of the CBF’s decision but declined to comment, while Anthony denied any wrongdoing.
The statement issued by the CBF said: “In light of the information that came to light this Monday involving the Manchester United player Anthony, and which needs to be investigated, and to protect the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian team and the CBF, the organization announced that the athlete has been withdrawn from the Brazilian team. done.”
The allegations are under investigation in Brazil and have also been reported to police in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police issued a statement on Monday which read: “Greater Manchester Police are aware of the allegations and investigations are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding these reports.”
Anthony made a post in response to the allegations Statements on social media In which he insisted “the allegations are false.”
It read: “Out of respect for my fans, friends and family, I feel compelled to speak publicly about the false allegations I have been the victim of. I have handled this matter seriously and respectfully from the beginning, providing appropriate explanations. Police authorities .
“The police investigation is under the guise of justice and hence I cannot divulge its contents. However, I can say with confidence that the allegations are false and the evidence that has already been produced and the further evidence that will be produced shows that I am innocent of the charges.”
Daniel Bialski, a lawyer for Anthony’s ex-girlfriend, said on Monday via Brazilian outlet Globo: “He just wants her to be punished for what he went through. [Antony] Sentencing I have a lot of faith in the civil police investigation and I look forward to trial for the crime he committed.”
Anthony played for Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar and scored two goals in 16 appearances for the national team. He played 84 minutes of Man United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
Arsenal forward Gabriel is Jesus Was called up to the national team for two scheduled matches as a substitute.
ESPN writer Adriana Garcia contributed to this story.