Former Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves was formally indicted on charges of sexual assault on a woman at a Barcelona nightclub in December.
The 40-year-old player maintains that the sexual encounter was consensual, denying any wrongdoing.
Alves was arrested on January 20 and has been held without bail in a prison outside Barcelona during the ongoing legal proceedings.
If found guilty, Dani Alves could face a prison sentence ranging from four to 15 years.
The player's lawyer, Cristobal Martell, expressed Alves' discontent with the narrative of the alleged events surrounding the sexual assault accusations.
Despite his disagreement with the charges, Dani Alves has decided not to appeal, expressing a desire to expedite the judicial process.
The prosecution will now submit formal charges to the court, while the defense will present its written allegations in response.
After the formal charges and allegations are submitted, a date for the start of the trial will be determined.
Dani Alves is a well-known figure in the football world, having had a successful career with clubs like Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as representing the Brazilian national team.
10. Impact on Alves' Reputation The sexual assault indictment can have significant repercussions on Dani Alves' public image and future career prospects.