Thursday, 22 June 2017

China U20s set to play in German league next season

Hopefully, the Regionalliga Sudwest, Germany's fourth tier, could
include China Under-20s next season if an agreement is reached with
the FA. China's Under-20 team are set compete by next season in the
fourth tier of Germany as they look to step up their preparations for
2020 Olympic Games.
According to a report by Bild, a deal between the Football
Associations of China and Germany that will see the youth team join
the Regionalliga Sudwest from the 2017-18 season is close to being
finalised.With only 19 teams in the division, the addition of the
China U20s would avoid one club going without a fixture each matchday.
"All 19 clubs in the league have signalled their approval for the
Chinese to play, so I see the project in a good position," said Felix
Wiedemann, managing director of the Regionalliga Sudwest, to Bild. It
is claimed the Chinese FA will pay each club €15,000 per game, with
all matches to be played at the respective home of the German team.
"The clubs are in favour of the idea," DFB vice-president Ronny
Zimmerman told Kicker.
"The planned co-operation with China is well-known and of course we
need good content for it, so we have to see if the idea comes to

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