The Kolkata project will be the first Bayern Academy outside Germany and has Karl-Heinze Rummenigge really excited:
“India is among the biggest countries in the world and I believe it is a good time now that such a country is ready to participate in a World Cup.”
We’ve previously covered Arsenal conducting football trials in India, Manchester United discuss the chances of going to India, Chelsea serve as a backdrop for an Indian movie and even Diego Maradona head to India in recent times.
Rummenigge is adamant that Bayern there to stay and not to make a quick buck – unlike, say, Bayern Munich who went to Malta to play a few games in order to bolster their 2006 World Cup bid (source: Andrew Jennings).
Bayern Munich ladies and gentleman, coming soon to a city near you (if you happen to live in India, that is).