German Football icon visits India:


German Football captain and Word Cup winner Lothar Matthäus visits India for the first time.
Matthäus arrived today and will be here for two more days as part of Bundesliga Legends Tour designed to inspire and connect fans in India.

Matthäus will start his trip from meeting Kerala Blasters and give a hand in Reliance Foundation Youth Kochi Finals of KBCF, and later in evening he will do a special show with Star Sports which will feature his career and his views on Indian football and other.
On day 2 he will arrive in Mumbai, engage in some media actives and attend Borussia Dortmund Football School which are one of the reason for his visit (with grass-root development) and later that night he will turn up to German Consulate where he will interact with some people from the Indian football community at Cooperage.
Last day Matthäus will stay in Mumbai and will appear in the match between Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC and will show the Bundesliga Trophy or ‘Meisterschale’ to the Mumbai fans and players for the second after showing to the Indian Public for the first time on 4th during the match of Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC.

Talking about his view on Indian Football Matthäus said “I’m proud to be part of the Bundesliga’s Legends Tour here at what is an incredibly exciting time for Indian football. Having produced a long line of exciting world-class football talent, such new American team captain Christian Pulisic, 18 year-old Bundesliga Player of the Month Jadon Sancho (both Borussia Dortmund) and World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), I’m keen to share my thoughts on how India can benefit from the Bundesliga’s renowned success in youth development. I’m really looking forward to helping India reach the next level whilst also getting to experience the country’s rich culture and warm hospitality.”

About the ‘Bundesliga Legends Tour’:
This was an international initiative by Bundesliga which not only focused fans meeting their fans but also give the Bundesliga experience to their homelands or to the countries to which they have a strong connection. A total of 11 football legends are united by "Bundesliga Legends Network" including Lothar Matthäus, Paulo Sergio, Jay-Jay Okocha, Wynton Rufer, Jörg Albertz, Bum-Kun Cha, Anthony Baffoe, Jiayi Shao, Yasuhiko Okudera, Pavel Pardo and Steven Cherundolo.

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