Bayern Munich’s Dante Gustavo and Luiz Gustavo will miss the DFB Cup final (German Cup) and the chance to wrap up a historic title treble in one season as they are forced to join the Brazilian football team for the Confederations Cup.
Two days ahead of the German Cup final here, the Brazilian Bayern duo will head to their home country to meet the official deadline for the Confederation Cup preparations Saturday. In accordance with international FIFA statutes, clubs must release their players 14 days ahead of a tournament to evade legal actions and consequences for future call ups for both players.
Valdes to quit Barca
madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes confirmed on Friday that he will leave the club once his current contract expires in the summer of 2014, explaining that the mental exhaustion caused by the “responsibility and pressure” of his position was behind his reason to eventually move on. The 31-year-old Valdes, who has been in the Barcelona first team for 12 years and who made his 500th appearance for the Azulgrana earlier this month, insisted that his decision to move on is “irrevocable”.
Chelsea for cavani
Rome: Reports on Friday claimed that Chelsea have offered Serie A side Napoli 30 million Euros ($39m) plus Fernando Torres in a bid to secure the services of Edinson Cavani. Napoli are reported to have offered the Uruguayan an improved salary worth 7 million Euros per year in a bid to keep him at the club.
Port Louis (Mauritius): Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera made history on Friday when she became the first woman to be elected to the executive committee of football’s world governing body FIFA for a full term. Nsekera was voted on for a four-year term at the FIFA Congress, while, Moya Dodd of Australia and Sonia Bien-Aime of the Turks and Caicos Islands, were coopted on for one year.