Chinese footballers to train in Germany

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29 November 2004 , BEIJING - The Chinese football federation on Monday signed a co-operation contract with a German football academy which is to train young Chinese footballers for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The agreement came shortly after China failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany - a major setback for the football-crazy country. Under the contract some 50 Chinese talents will train at the football academy in Bad Kissingen under coach Ekart Krautzun for the next two years. The players w

29 November 2004

BEIJING - The Chinese football federation on Monday signed a co-operation contract with a German football academy which is to train young Chinese footballers for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

The agreement came shortly after China failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany - a major setback for the football-crazy country.

Under the contract some 50 Chinese talents will train at the football academy in Bad Kissingen under coach Ekart Krautzun for the next two years.

The players will play test matches in Germany and in other European countries. The players will also travel to Argentinian top club River Plate for several weeks and some of them will also train at German Bundesliga clubs.

Krautzun said his aim was to get the team in such a shape that it can play for a medal at the Beijing Olympics.

The project is worth EUR 2-3 million per year and is supported by several sponsors.

DPA

Subject: German news

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