Ahead the 53. Bundesliga season, four clubs are representing the league of world champions in “World tour 2015”.
BVB starts “Tuchel’s era” in the Far East
Thomas Tuchel’s era starts with Asia tour. In a six-day trip to Japan and Malaysia BVB will play a friendly matches against Tokyo-based Kawasaki Frontale on 7 July and Malaysian champions Johor Southern Tigers two days later. “In Japan we’ll be paying a visit to some old friends, people who’ve been keeping a close eye on Borussia Dortmund since the 1997 Club World Cup final in Tokyo and not just since Shinji Kagawa signed for the club.
Current information suggests that approximately six million Japanese people have a strong interest in BVB,” said Borussia Dortmund’s Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke in his statement. Matches against Kawasaki Frontale on 7. July (12:00) and Johor Southern Tiger (15:45) two days later are live on WDR-TV.
Bundesliga champions in China
Between 16. and 24. July, Pep Guardiola’s team will be in China playing friendly matches against Valencia CF (18 July), FC Internazionale Milan (21 July) and Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande FC (23 July). Jörg Wacker, Executive Board Member of Internationalization and Strategy of FC Bayern Munich said for Bayerns official site: “It is a great opportunity for FC Bayern to stage the China Tour together with our long term partner Audi. The Audi Summer Tour in China is another further step in our international orientation, where the clear focus is on the USA and China. FC Bayern has nearly 90 million followers in China, who will have the opportunity to see one of the best teams in the world right up close during the tour.”
VfL Wolfsburg and Hannover 96 in Poland
The final two clubs in this year’s World tour – VfL Wolfsburg and Hannover 96 – are representing the Bundesliga a little closer. Hannover 96 face AS Monaco (4 July) and one of KS Lechia Gdansk or FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the “Lublin Cup”. Dieter Hecking’s Wolves will play against Wisla Krakow on 12 July.