Football: PSG female midfielder Diallo, involved in assault case, released from police custody

Aminata Diallo allegedly attempted to injure teammate Kheira Hamraoui by having two men drag her out of a car and assault her on Nov 4, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Paris St Germain women's midfielder Aminata Diallo has been released from police custody following an attack on one of the club's players last week, the French side said on Thursday (Nov 11).

PSG said on Wednesday that Diallo had been taken into custody by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following the alleged assault.

L'Equipe newspaper reported that Diallo, 26, had allegedly attempted to physically injure teammate Kheira Hamraoui by having two masked men drag her out of a car and assault her on Nov 4.

"Paris Saint-Germain notes the release of Aminata Diallo from police custody," PSG said in a statement.

"The club continues to support its players to allow them to overcome this ordeal as soon as possible.

"Paris Saint-Germain reiterates its confidence in the justice system to shed full light on the events.

"The club would like to thank everyone for showing restraint and respecting the presumption of innocence as well as the privacy of the team."

Diallo, capped seven times by France, joined PSG from fellow French club Guingamp in 2016.

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