Bayern Munich confirm China pre-season tour

The 2011-12 Champions League finalists will make their third trip to China in the past 12 years as they continue to strengthen ties throughout Asia
German giants Bayern Munich have confirmed a pre-season tour of China from July 22 to 27.

The 2011-12 Champions League runners-up made the announcement at a press conference in Guangzhou on Friday, continuing their push into Asia after previous tours of India, Indonesia and Japan.

Bayern, who have previously toured China in 2000 and 2007, will play two games, against an unnamed Chinese side in Beijing on July 24, before taking on fellow Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in Guangzhou on July 26.

The club's acting board member Andreas Jung confirmed the tour, alongside Wolfsburg assistant manager Pierre Littbarski.

“We'll be here with the entire squad, including our eight Germany internationals," Jung told the press conference.

He added: "We're delighted... with the opportunity to visit our many fans in China again after a long absence, and this in China's sporting capital of Guangzhou."

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