Brazil coach Fernando Diniz on Saturday left Manchester United winger Antony out of his squad for the group’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers in October because the participant faces allegations of violence in the direction of girls.
Antony had been known as up for Brazil’s first two qualifiers this month however was dropped from the group after allegations of home abuse made by an ex-girlfriend have been revealed in Brazilian media.
United have since given Antony a go away of absence to handle the claims, with two extra girls subsequently coming ahead with accusations towards the 23-year-old.
Brazil will host Venezuela on Oct. 12 after which go to Uruguay in Montevideo 5 days later. Brazil and Argentina each gained their first two matches to prime the South American standings.
Six groups from South America will qualify straight for the 2026 World Cup in the USA, Mexico and Canada, which is increasing to a 48-team format. The seventh-place group will contest an intercontinental playoff for a berth.
Full Brazil squad: