Dunga calls upon veteran players to fight to go to the Olympics
coach Carlos Dunga called upon players who wish to seek the gold medal in the
Beijing 2008 Olympics to fight for the authorization of their clubs in Europe.
"I do not want the players to get into an argument with those who pay their salary. But, based on the quality and the prestige they have, they can intervene in the negotiations. If a player is indifferent in the matter, it becomes difficult to have him," the coach said.
Dunga declined to give names, but his comment was interpreted as a call to the three veterans he reportedly intends to take to the event set to be held in Beijing in August: Milan midfielder Kaka, Real Madrid striker Robinho and Bayern Munich centre-back Lucio.
Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), recently admitted that he is having trouble to obtain the release of stars for the national team. FIFA regulations only require clubs to allow players aged under 23 to go to the Olympics, dpa reported.