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Gustavo takes Confederations Cup with Brazil

Bayern star Luiz Gustavo anchored the midfield in typically robust fashion on Sunday night as hosts Brazil won the Confederations Cup for the third time in a row. In the final of the tournament which serves as a test run for the 2014 World Cup in the football-crazy South American nation, the five-time world champions ran rings round the current World Cup holders and EURO 2012 winners Spain, winning 3-0 and sending the passionate 73,581 crowd at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro into raptures. The Iberians fell to a first defeat in 29 matches due to goals from Fred (2, 47) and rising star Neymar (44), as A Seleção sent out a signal to their rivals with a fully merited win. Gustavo played the full match for the hosts, with his fellow countryman Dante and Spain’s Javi Martínez finishing as unused substitutes.

Media director Hörwick passes 30-year milestone
The first of July 1983 marked a new era at Bayern’s Säbener Strasse headquarters, as it was Markus Hörwick’s first day at the club in a new job. On Monday, the man who was the Bundesliga’s first-ever full-time press spokesman completed 30 years’ service with FCB. Hörwick is now Media Director at Bayern. “Markus Hörwick has become a fixture at FC Bayern. I want to thank him for three decades of outstanding work for the club,” said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a short speech to staff. Uli Hoeneß and then FCB President Willi O. Hoffmann were behind the appointment of Hörwick, who himself represented the club as a youth player.

Cup clash live on free-to-air TV
Bayern’s DFB Cup first round tie away to fourth-tier BSV SW Rehden has now been finally scheduled: the match will be played on Monday 5 August at 8.30 pm CET. And there’s good news for Bayern fans with access to German free-to-air TV, as the clash in Lower Saxony will be broadcast live that evening.