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Brazil call-up for Costa

The Brazil squad to face Uruguay on 25 March and Paraguay on 29 March in South American World Cup qualifying will include FCB winger Douglas Costa after head coach Carlos Dunga called the 25-year-old into a 23-man party. Former Bayern midfielder Luiz Gustavo is also in the Selecao squad. After four of the 18 matchdays in the South American group, Brazil lie third on seven points, level with Paraguay and one short of Uruguay.

Boateng visits Erlebniswelt on Sunday

On Sunday 6 March fans can meet a world champion at the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt. One day after the Bundesliga's top clash when Bayern play away to Borussia Dortmund Jérôme Boateng will visit the club museum. The defender, who is currently injured, will sign autographs and take time out for his fans from 11 am. Get your camera, come around and meet Jérôme Boateng up close and personal!

FCB 'most popular club in Germany'

25.4 percent of German football fans favour FC Bayern, according to Karlsruhe-based market research agency “Intelligent Research in Sponsoring,” which conducted a study among 1,259 football fans on several topics regarding the Bundesliga. FC Bayern are ahead of Borussia Dortmund on 13.9 percent and Gladbach on 4.3 percent.

Juve through to cup final

Bayern's Champions League opponents Juventus have reached the Coppa Italia final with a dramatic penalty shootout victory. The Italian record champions prevailed in the semi-final return away to Inter Milan on Wednesday evening. Inter cancelled out a 3-0 deficit from the first leg, sending the game into extra time. With no further goals in the additional 30 minutes, La Vecchia Signora showed nerves of steel with five converted spot-kicks in the shootout.