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Allofs blocks Diego Olympic call-up

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24/7
Werder Bremen coach Klaus Allofs has again refused to allow Brazilian midfielder Diego to play at the Olympics, despite FIFA´s directive ordering clubs to release players aged 23 and under for the Games.

Diego, 23, was called up by the Brazilian FA last week, but Allofs blocked the move as it meant the playmaker would miss out on the start of the Bundesliga season.

He said: "The club made it clear to him that because the rules allowed it, we wouldn´t be releasing him."

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