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FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup 2019: Team India relishing the experience

7:21 AM WAT 18/05/2019
Manuel Neuer Team India FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup 2019
The Army Sports School boys are a day away from the World Finals...

India's ASC Boys Sports School from Bengaluru are gearing up to play the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup 2019 World Finals, partnered by Adidas, at the Allianz Arena in Munich, on Sunday.

Drawn alongside Thailand, FC Bayern Kids Club and China in Group B, the Indian side will have their first taste of competition in two friendlies against two of Group A opponents Singapore and Nigeria at the Bayern Munich training grounds on the eve of the event.

The boys have so far enjoyed the priviledge of training under the expetise of FC Bayern youth coaches.

Following a complete session with the boys, Bayern Munich coach Christopher Loch told Goal, "They are a good bunch of players with really good technique. They play together, which is very important because football is a team sport.

"I'm really excited to see them play on Sunday. I hope they go through."

Speaking on the road ahead for these players, Loch commented, "It's a long way. You have to train nearly everyday and work hard on even individual things. Then you need luck, like have the right coach who brings you to the first team."

"I am very excited to be here. The most interesting thing is to see (meet) the coaches, see the Bayern Munich training grounds and learn more about football," The Indian team's captain C. Ronald Singh said in an interview with Bayern TV.


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On Friday, the teams were also involved in the Munich freestyle tour where each side were required to perform the 'around the world', the head stall and the header challenge.

Tondon Meitei, who then participated in the freestyle play-offs, enthralled the assembled crowd at the Marienplatz in Munich and was thereafter crowned the Freestyle King.

At the intercultural party that was held at the team hotel, the boys performed a Manipuri dance and entertained all while the other teams staged their own performances.

An unique opportunity to catch the live action of the Bundesliga's title deciding clash between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena also awaits the participants.

Team India: Goalkeeper - Sanasam Bipin Singh, Defenders - Khundongbam Bidyasagar Singh, Sanasam Surjitkumar Singh, Taiyenjam James Singh, Taiyenjam Rahul Singh, Midfielders - Chanambam Ronald Singh (captain), Birsha Tuddu, Anup Rai, Forward - Elangbam Tondon Singh, Konthoujam Binod Singh. Coach - Raghu Kumar.