Bayern Youth Cup India to kick off in January

The event will see top school teams from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore compete for a chance to participate at the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals in Munich in May 2016.

Former Bayern Munich and German footballer Paul Breitner, winner of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, will be in India for the national finals.   -  Monica Tiwari

The third edition of the FC Bayern Youth Cup India, an under-16 and seven-a-side inter-school football tournament, will take place in January-February next year.

The event will see top school teams from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore compete for a chance to participate at the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals in Munich in May 2016.

The players from the winning team will also get a chance to watch a Bundesliga match at the iconic Allianz Arena. The championship will kick start from mid January and concludes on February 14.

Talking about the tournament, Damyant Singh, Senior Marketing Director, adidas India, said: “adidas has a long standing association with FC Bayern Munich and we were keen to have a team from India participate in the World Finals. With such tournaments we want to provide young talented football players an opportunity to compete with and test their skills in an international environment. During the visit to Munich, the players will also have a chance to interact with the FC Bayern Munich players and watch the team’s training sessions, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Paul Breitner, former Bayern Munich player and winner of the 1974 FIFA World Cup with Germany, will be in India for the national finals.

“I am really excited for the tournament to begin and I will be monitoring the progress of the teams. I have always enjoyed watching young footballers develop their skills and I am looking forward to share my knowledge and experience with the young players during the national finals in India,” said Breitner.