Bayern Munich to make pre-season trip to China

June 30th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Bayern Munich Guangzhou (China), June 30 (IANS) German football club Bayern Munich will make a pre-season trip to China in July and play two games in the country.

The club said in a statement on their website Friday that they will visit China July 22-27, with a match against a yet to be determined opponent set for July 24 in Beijing and another game against Bundesliga rivals VfL Wolfsburg July 26 in Guangzhou, reported Xinhua.

It will be Bayern’s third trip to China, following games in 2000 and 2007.

Bayern official Andreas Jung said that the team will include eight German players led by captain Philipp Lahm who reached the semi-finals at Euro 2012.

“We are delighted that we have the chance to present ourselves to our numerous fans in China,” Jung told a news conference in Guangzhou.

The Bundesliga season starts in late August with Bayern’s first game against newly promoted Greuther Fuerth.

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