The Germany and FC Bayern Munich great, who took part in five successive World Cups - from 1982-1998 - is visiting the country as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour designed to inspire and connect Indian fans to the German football league, a media release stated Monday.
During his trip, the 57-year-old former European Footballer of the Year will also meet several key stakeholders within the Indian football ecosystem, including Bundesliga's media partner Star Sports, according to the release.
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 German consulate.
"I'm proud to be part of the Bundesliga's Legends Tour 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 team captain Christian Pulisic, 18 year-old Bundesliga Player of the Month Jadon Sancho (both Borussia Dortmund) and World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Im keen to share my thoughts on how India can benefit from the Bundesligas renowned success in youth development," he said.
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