BAYERN AND BAYER TREADING TIGHTROPE
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern do not want strike duo Claudio Pizarro and Giovane Elber to participate in the tournament while Bayer are keen to keep Brazilian Lucio away from the competition.
"We have protested to the Brazilian Football Federation and to Fifa via the DFB," stated Bayer general manager Reiner Calmund.
Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer realises that both clubs face the wrath of Fifa but warned: "According to Fifa regulations the possibility of a conflict exists. They can pick an argument with us but whether that would be wise is another matter."