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German football legend Matthus on India tour from Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Germany's winning Matthus is on a three-day promotional visit to the country beginning Tuesday and will also attend a couple of (ISL) games.

The and FC Bayern Munich great, who took part in five successive World Cups - from 1982-1998 - is visiting the country as part of the Legends Tour designed to inspire and connect Indian fans to the German league, a stated Monday.

Matthus, who captained to title in 1990 and is on his first tour to India, is scheduled to visit several development projects.

He will also attend the matches in and scheduled on December 4 and 6, respectively.

During his trip, the 57-year-old former European of the Year will also meet several key stakeholders within the Indian ecosystem, including Bundesliga's media partner Star Sports, according to the release.

The trophy - 'Meisterschale' is to follow the German legend and will be on display in both and

In Kochi, the former FC Bayern Munich star would meet with Kerala Blasters fans and later attend the Reliance Foundation Youth finals, it stated.

On December 5, he plans to spend time with Indian youth at the Borussia Dortmund football school at Cooperage here and later meet with members of the Indian football community, at the

"I'm proud to be part of here at what is an incredibly exciting time for Indian football," he was quoted as saying in the release.

"Having produced a long line of exciting world-class football talent, such as new American Christian Pulisic, 18 year-old of the Month Jadon Sancho (both Borussia Dortmund) and winner Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Im keen to share my thoughts on how can benefit from the Bundesligas renowned success in youth development," he said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:20 IST