Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Bravo hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. Pizzi says "Claudio is fit, he's managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates" and "he's ready and available to play." Pizzi brushed off concerns about a lack of match fitness, saying that "quite obviously we take into account that factor" but players like Bravo are "are of such good quality that it isn't that important they haven't played in the last couple of months." Stand-in Johnny Herrera played in Chile's
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney should not be worried about moving to China, according to his former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Eriksson, who has managed Guangzhou R&F, Shanghai SIPG and Shenzhen FC, insists foreign players are treated magnificently in the country and feels Rooney would be able to settle easily. After making what could be his last United appearance as a late substitute in the Europa League final last month, the 31-year-old revealed he has "lots of offers from England and abroad" and was close to reaching a decision on his future.
You’re 18 years old and the future is looking bright, very bright indeed. You play for arguably the biggest club in the world. You’ve just signed a new five year contract with your club, raising your basic salary from £1000 to £30,000 a week to ward off interest from others, including Barcelona. You are at the centre of an international tug of war. The English Red Tops clamour for you not to commit to another nation in order to complete the required residency to play for England. You’re told you’re special. You might be entitled to think you’ve made it, despite the fact that you’ve only played a handful of first team games for your club. Your name is Adnan Januzaj. There is a lot of pressure