[FRANCE] French national team coach Laurent Blanc called up 22 players for his team's friendlies against the USA and Belgium to begin its preparations ... Read the whole story
"Neither Germany nor Peru qualified for the Olympics. ... Alfredo told me, 'Dad, I want to go to these Olympics.'"
-- Galo Morales, the father of 21-year-old Berlin-born defender Alfredo Morales, who has been called up by Coach Jurgen Klinsmann for friendlies against France and Slovenia. Morales, who is also eligible for Peru and Germany, has been courted by Peru's national team coach but his hopes of playing in the Olympics give the USA an edge. Morales made his Bundesliga 1 debut for Hertha Berlin in August. (El Comerico)