Ribéry ‘recovering well’ from surgery
Bayern star Franck Ribéry is “coming along well” after surgery to repair gluteal bruising, FCB Chief Medical Officer Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt informed fcbayern.de on Monday. An MRT scan showed that the bruising, which had led to a trapped nerve, had been fully cleared by the operation last Thursday. Once the scars from the surgery have healed the 30-year-old will be able to begin physiotherapy and light exercise by the end of this week and then resume jogging the week after that. However, it means Ribéry will be sidelined for the next few matches, including the Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash away to Arsenal.
FC Bayern Youth Cup in India
The series of international youth football tournaments organised by FC Bayern and the club’s Partners has made a successful start to the year 2014! The Indian finals of the FC Bayern Youth Cup were held in Delhi from Friday to Sunday, supported by Bayern equipment supplier adidas. Teams from all over the nation, some of whom qualified via tournaments organised at school level, competed in the event at Ambedkar Stadium, the Indian national team’s home ground. “It’s always a great pleasure to come to India and see the nation’s best talents in action,” commented Paul Breitner, who attended the tournament in person. The ten best players from the Delhi event will represent their country in the Grand Final in Munich from 18 to 22 May, where they will take on the top youngsters from FC Bayern Youth Cup tournaments in China, Japan, Thailand, USA, Austria, Italy and Germany.