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Chinese young footballers to play at Bayern Youth Cup

English.news.cn   2014-04-13 11:43:31

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese young football talents will compete at the FC Bayern Youth Cup finals in Munich in May, the sponsors said Sunday.

The FC Bayern Youth Cup is an international charity youth competition initiated by FC Bayern, with support from several FC Bayern sponsors around the world such as Yingli Green Energy, Adidas, Unicredit, and Trentino.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar" announced today that the company teams up with FC Bayern and Chinese Football Association (CFA) to bring underprivileged football talents to the FC Bayern Youth Cup final 2014.

After 2012 and 2013, Yingli Green Energy joined hands with FC Bayern and the CFA for the third time to scout the best junior footballers from China for the tournament final in Germany.

Young players from China are selected in Foshan, Guangdong from April 12-13 into an All-Star team to represent China in the tournament. The other teams that will compete are from Japan, Thailand/Myanmar, India, the United States, Austria, Italy and Germany.

Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing of Yingli Green Energy, said: "As the only Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern in China, we are honored to be able to contribute to our country's youth football through our sponsorship. By providing international standard matches for these future stars, we hope to focus more attention on China's youth football training and attract more youth to this sport."

Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern, commented: "We are proud that Yingli Solar and the CFA host the FC Bayern Youth Cup three times in a row in China. We are also very happy to share our knowledge and experience with Yingli Solar and CFA to help enhance youth football communication between China and Germany."

In addition to sponsoring FC Bayern, Yingli Green Energy is also a sponsor of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, which are the world's most eyecatching single-sport event, will be hosted by Brazil from June 12 to July 13.

Editor: Yang Yi
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