Bayern Munich to play Kuwait Sporting Club on Jan. 13

The game is part of Bayern Munich’s winter training schedule

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German football giant Bayern Munich will play Kuwait Sporting Club in a friendly match on Jan. 13, 2014 in Kuwait, Volkswagen Middle East, hosts of FC Bayern Munich’s regional winter training camp, announced on Friday.

The match will be held as part of Bayern’s winter training schedule, the Bundesliga club said on its website.

“Attracted to the region for its growing number of top class sport facilities and guaranteed warm winter weather, FC Bayern Munich have been keen for this year to take on teams from other Gulf countries, which is why they have agreed to play Kuwait Sporting Club in Kuwait,” the club said.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern Munich’s executive board chairman said: “Thanks to the support of Volkswagen we have been coming to the Middle East for a number of years. It provides us with exactly what we need to prepare for the challenges of the second half of the season - fantastic facilities, great weather and passionate local teams that want to challenge themselves against the some of the world’s best players.”

“Every year we look forward to returning to the region but this year is even more exciting as this will be our first visit to Kuwait. We are really looking forward to the challenge that Kuwait Sporting Club will give us and also importantly to meet with the passionate Kuwaiti fans,” Rummenigge added according to

Meanwhile, Thomas Milz, managing director of Volkswagen Middle East, said: “Volkswagen has a long association with football and we know how it has the ability to unite people and create excitement - just like our cars. As we continue to support what is without doubt the world’s game, it is fantastic to once again to have FC Bayern Munich, fresh from being crowned FIFA World Club Champions, back in the region.”

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