|Emre Can and Marco Reus (right) pose for a photo on a plane starting their Asia Tour. They will land in Việt Nam on November 29 and have a friendly with Việt Nam's national team a day later in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of BvB
HÀ NỘI — Borussia Dortmund have left for their Asia Tour and will arrive in Việt Nam with a delegation of 123 members on November 29.
The Black and Yellows will travel to Singapore and Malaysia before coming to Việt Nam as part of their 10-day tour.
Edin Terzic’s side will go up against Singapore Premier League club Lion City Sailors at Jalan Besar Stadium on November 24. They will then head to Malaysia to face the Johor Southern Tigers on November 28 and the tour will conclude in Hà Nội with Borussia Dortmund taking on the Việt Nam national team on November 30.
According to the club, the 25 players include captain Marco Reus, centre-back Mats Julian Hummels, goalkeeper Alexander Meyer, forward Marco Pašalić and midfielder Salih Özcan.
Among the other 98 members of the travelling party are coaches and assistants, doctors, physiotherapists, kit men, nutritionists and security guards.
Dortmund's CEO Hans Joachim Watzke, other officials and legends of the team such as goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and defender Patrick Owomoyela will also join the delegation. They will stay in four five-star hotels in Hà Nội's centre.
After check in, Reus and his teammates will participate in different activities such as learning how to cook Việt Nam's most famous dish of phở (noodle soup with beef or chicken), visit the city's landmarks, take part in a freestyle football show and meet with local students and supporters.
Their only practice is from 6pm-7.30pm on November 29. It will be open free for supporters.
On November 23, Việt Nam coach Park Hang-seo and his players had their first training in Hà Nội.
They have one week to work together at the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre to prepare for the friendly match on November 30.
The game, organised by the VFF, VPF and Next Media at Mỹ Đình National Stadium, is a test for Việt Nam ahead of their AFF Cup in December.
Supporters can buy ticket through online apps for VNĐ800,000 (US$32), VNĐ1,200,000 ($48), and VNĐ1,600,000 ($64). A discount of 28 per cent will be applied along with a discount code for taxis at any ticket booking through app VNPAY until November 25. — VNS