The Bayern Munich players Dante and Gustavo will go to Brazil immediately in order to prepare with their National team for the upcoming ConFedCup. They will miss the German Cup Final which will take place next Saturday in Berlin. Obviously the Brazilian Football Federation made them understand that they will not participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if they do not come to Brazil on time. Bayern Munich and ECA Chairman KH Rummenigge called the behavior of the Brazilian Federation ‘unfair and unscrupulous’.
During the last weekend the Presidents of European Handball Federation (EHF) and Forum Club Handball (FCH) met in Nantes on occasion of the EHF Cup Finals in order to discuss the prolongation of the current ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) which expires in June 2014. In a number of points the parties achieved agreements. The EHF Leadership offered to increase the compensation amounts for clubs, releasing players to European Championships and refused the wish of the clubs to receive a referral right on issues, concerning professional handball. The FCH president will present the results of the meeting to the General Assembly (GA), taking place in Cologne/GER on 2nd June 2013. The GA will decide upon the strategy for the further procedure. GB