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08.07.29

FC Bayern players coming to Japan decided!   

Here is the schedule for FC Bayern Munich for their visit to Japan to play against Urawa Reds in the Saitama City Cup 2008. Listed below are the players who are coming to Japan at this point of time.

<Schedule>
Wednesday, 30th July

From 4:15 pm, “FC Bayern Munich adidas FOOTBALL DREAMS Tournament”
*This football tournament is intended for primary school students in Saitama City. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann & some players will participate in the event held at Saitama Stadium 2nd Ground.

From 5:30 pm, Training at Saitama Stadium Main Pitch (Open to the public)
*For the football tournament and training, the public can visit and watch them play for free.

◆Thursday, 31st July, “Saitama City Cup 2008 delivered by DHL”
Urawa Reds vs FC Bayern Munich, kick off at 7:30 pm, Saitama Stadium

<FC Bayern Munich players who are coming to Japan>
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
1: Goalkeeper, Michael Rensing
35: Goalkeeper, Thomas Kraft
2: Defender, Willy Sagnol
3: Defender, Lucio
5: Defender, Daniel van Buyten
21: Defender, Philipp Lahm
23: Defender, Marcell Jansen
30: Defender, Christian Lell
8: Midfielder, Hamit Altintop
15: Midfielder, Ze Roberto
16: Midfielder, Andreas Ottl
17: Midfielder, Mark van Bommel
31: Midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger
39: Midfielder, Toni Kroos
11: Forward, Lukas Podolski
18: Forward, Miroslav Klose
Additional player: Forward, Mehmet Ekici
Additional player: Forward, Thomas Muller

*The initial squad of players announced on the 24th of July has been changed. Four more players, including Tim Borowski and Luca Toni who did not play in the training game held on the 26th of July because of injury, will not be joining the team. As such, 2 new players have been called up to the team.

<Additional players who will not be coming>
22: Goalkeeper, Hans Jorg Butt
6: Defender, Martin Demichelis
24: Midfielder, Tim Borowski
9: Forward, Luca Toni

<Below are the players who are not coming to Japan>
7: Midfielder, Franck Ribery, who is injured during EURO2008 and undergoing rehabilitation
33: Defender, Breno, who is selected to play for the Brazilian National Team in the Beijing Olympics
20: Midfielder, Jose Ernesto Sosa, who is selected to play for Argentine National Team in the Beijing Olympics

◆Thursday, 31st July, “Saitama City Cup 2008 delivered by DHL”
Urawa Reds vs Bayern Munich, kick off at 7:30 pm, Saitama Stadium
*31,375 tickets left as of 29th of July. Tickets are available at Red Voltage, Circle K Sunkus, Family Mart, Ticket Pia stores and Lawson.