Munich - On the back of a record-breaking season and fresh from their title-winning celebrations, FC Bayern Munich’s and received a further boost in the form of a call-up to the Brazilian national team ahead of the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Dante’s crowning glory
The record titleholders' Brazilian duo have both been selected by national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as part of his 23-man squad set to represent their country on home soil this summer.
Dante has emerged as a key figure at the heart of FC Bayern’s defence this and received his first-ever international cap earlier this season during an international friendly against England at Wembley. The centre-back, who lifted the Bundesliga title for the first-time in his career following Bayern’s 3-0 win against Augsburg, was thrilled to have made the cut. “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity to represent this wonderful nation and now we will begin the hard work to bring joy to the people of Brazil,” tweeted the 29-year-old.
Having only made two appearances since his debut in 2011, Luiz Gustavo, meanwhile, seems to have played his way into Scolari’s good books in recent months after impressing off the bench during Brazil’s recent 2-2 draw with Italy.
The 2013 Confederations Cup will take place from 15th-30th June, with host Brazil set to square-off against Mexico, Japan and Italy during the group stages.