Wales latest: Swans star rates group-stage chances as '50-50'; Cardiff back to blue?

A round up of all the latest news relating to Cardiff City and Swansea City in the last 24 hours.

A round up of the football stories hitting the news in Wales, with plenty to discuss at Cardiff City and Swansea City.

1) Cardiff supporter's trust to design blue shirts to help boycott rebranding

Cardiff City fans have been offered the chance to purchase traditional blue shirts from next season, based on previous kit designs.

As fans continue to boycott the colour red under Vincent Tan’s ownership, the Bluebirds supporters trust have released four designs of blue Cardiff shirts for next season.


Fans will get the chance to vote for their favourite design, and purchase the strip for just £27 an adult. The trust will hope City fans will attend games in the shirts to further emphasise their discontent with the rebranding from Tan.

2) De Guzman set to face Spain for Holland

Swansea star Jonathan de Guzman is set for a starring role in the Netherlands World Cup squad this summer, and is expected to be fit to face Spain.

The midfielder had been struggling with injury in the lead up to the tournament, but has now recovered, and will likely start for the Oranje on Friday.

“He is ahead of schedule; it has been more quickly than expected,” said his manager Louis Van Gaal in his press conference.

3) Cardiff owner in Australia; looking to buy again?

As well as being linked with the takeover of Portuguese side Beira-Mar, Vincent Tan is now also reportedly interested in Australian side Perth Glory.

Tan was photographed with owner Tony Sage on Friday, fuelling speculation he could be in for yet another takeover bid.

Sage attempted to pour cold water on the bid however, insisting he was just giving Tan a tour of the facilities.

“There was nothing sinister about it. It’s not that he’s looking at buying clubs in Australia, or at least he didn’t say that to me.” Sage is reported as saying on WalesOnline.


4) Bony gives Ivory Coast '50-50' chance of escaping the group stages

Swansea and Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony has declared it 50-50 as to whether his country can escape from the group stages of the World Cup.

The Ivory Coast sit in a group containing Columbia, Japan and Greece, with favourites Columbia suffering the set-back of losing star striker Radamel Falcao for the tournament.

“It’s a 50-50 group. Any team could win it or finish bottom. The first game is hugely important against Japan. If we could win that game then it would really give us a good chance of progressing.” Bony reportedly said in the South Wales Evening Post.

5) Medel good to go against Australia for Chile

Finally, Cardiff star Gary Medel has played down fears he could miss the start of the World Cup through injury.

The Chilean picked up a small ankle knock in training last week, but moved to Twitter to reassure fans he will make it for the game against Australia on Friday.

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