Gilberto to play in Copa America
Just as I said that Gilberto might get a summer of rest - Brazil coach Dunga (the legend) - called on Gilberto to play in the Copa America 2007. The tournament takes place in Venezuela this year, and happens during the months of June and July.
So, let’s look at Gilberto’s summer schedule:
June 2: Play for Brazil in opening game at Wembley Stadium against England
June 26 til July 15: Copa America with Brazil in Venezuela
July 14 til July 29: Pre-season Arsenal friendly games at Ashburton Grove
August 2 - August 4: Pre-season friendly tournament with Arsenal in Amsterdam
And then… August sees the start of the new Premiership season.
So, another summer of laying back drinking caiprinhas! …Or not.
Good luck, Bert. You’ll need it.