ELBER & PIZARRO COLOMBIA-BOUND?
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Munich chiefs wanted to withdraw the players from the competition amid safety concerns, but the national coaches for Peru and Brazil have decided to call up their respective strikers.
Elber is desperate to play in the South American tournament, due to be held between 11th to 29th July, despite the wishes of his employers.
"The tournament could be my last chance to play for the Brazilian national side. I want to be there," declared the ex-Stuttgart front-man.
Pizarro (pictured), in stark contrast to his new team-mate, appears reluctant to participate in the Copa adding diplomatically: "Of course I have fears for my safety in Colombia. I hope and believe that I can stay here (At Bayern training camp).
"However, it is not in my hands and I will have to wait for the decision of my national coach. It is all very complicated."