Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger in action during the team’s training camp at Aspire Academy.
Doha: Volkswagen Middle East and the sole Volkswagen dealer in Qatar, Q-Auto, are hosting FC Bayern Munich, Fifa Club World Cup 2013 champions, at the team’s annual training camp in Doha from January 5 to 14.
Enticed by the Qatari capital’s growing number of sport facilities and pleasant winter weather, the team’s top players, including Manuel Neuer, have returned to Doha for the fourth annual training camp at Aspire Academy.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Executive Board Chairman, FC Bayern Munich, said: “With optimum training conditions and fantastic sports facilities, Doha is a perfect location for the team to come together and train during the winter months.”
While in Qatar, the team will take part in ‘friendly’ matches, against AI Merrlkh Sport Club and Kuwait Sporting Club.
Thomas Milz, Managing Director of Volkswagen Middle East, said: It is fantastic to have Germany’s top team with us on Middle East soil, as they revel in their recent Fifa Club World Cup victory alongside some of Qatar’s local sports enthusiasts.”