Munich - Off the Ball,’s daily weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight in recent days.

Today, tots up Luiz Gustavo's considerable air miles, uncovers which tournament is looking to follow the Bundesliga's example (hint: it's taking place in Brazil next summer), and witnesses Jürgen Klopp at his charismatic finest.

Staying in Brazil: Deutsche Welle has a fascinating interview with the head of the organising committee of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Among other things, Ricardo Trade promised visiting fans that "Brazil are party specialists" and that he is aiming "to copy Borussia Dortmund's great support". Trade appears to be rather fond of the German game: You'll never guess which league he cited as his "example" for the tournament. That's right, none other than the Bundesliga. If Trade keeps his word, fans will be in for quite a summer.

Jürgen Klopp aimed to counter his players' depression after the 3-0 loss to FC Bayern München on Saturday evening in a typically charismatic way. "I told the players they've got five minutes to be depressed about the defeat," he said. "Then we're adjusting our focus to SSC Napoli on Tuesday night. We showed today that we aren't too far away from Bayern." Klopp's press conference before the Napoli game takes place at 18.00 CET tonight - brace yourselves for more more pearls of wisdom from BVB's coach.

Take a look at the highlights of the 3-0 defeat which left Dortmund's players so depressed, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: