Dani Alves could be fined by Barcelona for charity match appearance
Dani Alves faces the possibility of being punished by Barcelona after playing in a charity match at the weekend without consent from the club's medical staff, according to AS.
The Blaugrana right-back underwent surgery on May 27 to correct a fractured collarbone and should have been out of action for up to eight weeks.
However on Sunday, Alves replaced Ezequiel Lavezzi in the 65th minute in a charity match contested between the Black Masters [Lionel Messi's friends] and the Red Stars [rest of the world] in Miami.
It is believed that Alves is hoping to be included in Brazil's squad for the Olympic Games this summer, and felt that Sunday's friendly was a good opportunity to prove his fitness to Seleção coach Mano Menezes.