Created on 01-07-2013 at 00:00 AM
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.