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    Pumas UNAM Terminate Dani Alves' Contract

    Brazilian full-back Dani Alves, detained in a Barcelona prison, has been released by his club, Mexican side Pumas UNAM.

    It comes after he was accused of sexual assault by a woman in Catalonia.

    "With this decision, the club reiterates its promise not to tolerate acts by any member of our institution that violate the spirit of the institution and its values,"president of the club's board of directors, Leopoldo Silva said.

    "The Universidad Nacional Club is an institution that promotes respect and integrity and upstanding behaviour on and off the field, of its players because they are a role model in society, in Mexico and elsewhere in the world and we cannot allow the conduct of one person to damage our philosophy that has always been exemplary in the training and development of young athletes in our country."

    The case

    Alves, 39, was arrested in Barcelona on Friday and, after making a statement, was remanded in prison for allegedly raping a woman in a bathroom of a nightclub in the Spanish city on 30 December.

    The judge in charge of his case ordered him to be remanded without bail, considering that he is a high flight risk, given his financial capacity and that he lives outside Spain, in Mexico.

    The Mexican league issued a press release hours before Pumas in which it assured that it was keeping an eye on the evolution of Alves' case.

    "Liga MX, in conjunction with Club Universidad Nacional (Pumas), will be pending the case and the legal situation of the player to determine what is appropriate in terms of his participation in the league," the league said.

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