September 18 – Indonesia Under-17s will undergo a five-week Bundesliga training camp ahead of the 2023 U17 World Cup in November.
The camp, which will be hosted by Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach, aims to prepare 2023 U17 World Cup hosts Indonesia ahead of their first ever appearance in the competition.
It builds on the strong relationship between the DFL and Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) after the two organisations signed an MoU in June 2023.
The Bundesliga Training Camp follows in the footsteps of previous coaching camps with national youth teams from India, Thailand and Vietnam, and underscores the DFL’s commitment to nurturing football talent within Indonesia.
Over the course of the camp, the young Indonesians will be put through their paces in six test matches against various Bundesliga youth sides.
Bundesliga International Chief Marketing Officer Peer Naubert said: “For many years, the Bundesliga’s youth academies have produced some of football’s biggest names, from homegrown German talents to international stars.
While the primary focus of the training camp is rigorous preparation for the upcoming youth World Cup, the DFL say the players will also have the opportunity to experience the ‘unrivalled’ Bundesliga matchday atmosphere as part of their stay in Germany.
“Working in close cooperation with our clubs, with the PSSI and stakeholders throughout Indonesian football, this initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to developing global football talent and sharing the best practices from German football.”
PSSI President Erick Thohir said: “The national training programme in Germany will be an important part of the national team’s preparation for high competition at the FIFA U-17 level where there are strong countries in football with talented players.
“We thank the Bundesliga, as well as two great Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund, for their…
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Author : Paul Nicholson
Publish date : 2023-09-18 03:59:06
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