Bremen preparing to drop case

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Werder Bremen are on the verge of ending their bid to force Diego to return from the Far East, where he is part of Brazil´s Olympic squad.

FIFA reiterated on Wednesday that clubs must release players under the age of 23 for the Games in Beijing, and the Bundesliga club are close to accepting defeat.

"It could be an option to withdraw our complaint with the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport)," their sporting director Klaus Allofs told the Welt newspaper.

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