German Cup: Treble-chasing Bayern Munich on verge of history against VfB Stuttgart

No German team has won the treble of European Cup, domestic league and cup titles before, and Bayern are bidding to become only the seventh side in Europe to achieve the feat.

updated: May 31, 2013 15:19 IST
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Berlin: Champions League winners Bayern Munich are aiming to complete a historic treble in Saturday's German Cup final against VfB Stuttgart but the Bavarians are smarting at the enforced absence of centre-back Dante for the Berlin showdown.

Bayern have been told by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) that Dante, as well as defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo, must report for international duty before Saturday's deadline as Brazil prepare to host the Confederations Cup from June 15-30.

Both players are upset at missing the final, and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has branded CBF's standpoint as "inhuman, ruthless, unfair and unacceptable", but only Dante would have started in Berlin.

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