Bundesliga Side Hoffenheim to Arrive in India on May 12

Hoffenheim players will take on Mizoram XI in an exhibition match before conducting a football clinic for children in Kolkata.

updated: May 05, 2014 17:42 IST
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New Delhi: Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will arrive in India for their first-ever visit to the country on May 12. The team will touch down in Kolkata on May 12 following a short stopover in New Delhi on their journey from Germany.

"The Hoffenheim players and officials will get a first feeling of India during a short stopover in Delhi on their way to Kolkata. The team is looking forward to experience a new culture and country during the one-week long 2014 India Tour organised by Adamant Sports," Arunava Chaudhuri, Project Manager, Adamant Sports Management AG said.

Hoffenheim will travel to Aizawl May 13 to face a Mizoram XI in an exhibition match which will feature various I-League stars like Jeje Lalpekhlua, Lalrindika Ralte and Shylo Malswam Tulunga from the state besides local Mizoram Premier League players.

The German side will also conduct a football clinic for children at the Lammual Stadium next day morning (May 14). The clinic will be presented by Global United FC, a non-profit organisation run by Hoffenheim's Director of International Relations and former goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel.

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