FIFA U-17: Germany Team Visits Victoria Memorial Hall


Kolkata: A clash of two vibrant football philosophies makes the Brazil-Germany quarterfinals a sell-out affair at the country’s biggest football arena, the Salt Lake Stadium, on Sunday.

Before that The German football team on Saturday went for sightseeing to the city’s pride, Victoria Memorial Hall in the morning. The Germany U-17 coach Christian Wueck feels the visit is important in the development of the youngsters as they will get to know the culture of different cities, reports PTI.

“We are here not only to play football. Don’t forget that these players are 16-17 years old. They have to learn. It’s a great honour to be in India and in Kolkata,” he said.

“We are pleased to live in Europe as there are many good places in Germany but we want to teach the players that India is a very beautiful country, a land of many historical places that we want our players to see,” Wueck said.

Meanwhile, giving an update on the three injured players, Wueck said Sahverdi Cetin has recovered and is fit to play while they are still pondering over the fitness of Yannik Keitel and Nicholas Kuehn.