New Delhi, May 2 IANS | 4 months ago

German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will be touring India May 12-18 and will visit Aizawl, Kolkata and Goa as part of a season-ending tour.


The 2014 India Tour, organised by the Switzerland-based Adamant Sports, will be TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's first visit to India.

Hoffenheim will travel to Aizawl to take on the Santosh Trophy-winning Mizoram State Team in an exhibition match May 13.

The exhibition match will be played under floodlights at the Lammual Stadium and it will be telecast live nationally on DD Sports and locally in Mizoram on ZONET.

Alexander Rosen, Sports Director, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, said: "We are pleased to commence this journey as an international ambassador for the Bundesliga and to step up sustainable and socially relevant projects. Our young team will gain new important cultural and social experiences."

Mizoram Football Association secretary Lalnghinglova Hmar said: "It's the biggest football match happening in the state. Everyone in the state, not only the football fans, are looking forward to Hoffenheim's arrival in our state.

"We would like to thank the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim and Adamant Sports for thinking about us to play a match in India."

The German football club will also conduct football clinics for children in Aizawl, Kolkata and Goa during their one-week-long 2014 India Tour.

(Posted on 02-05-2014)