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#1899India - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim India Tour 2014

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to arrive in India on Monday, May 12

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German Bundesliga stars to get a first feeling of India in New Delhi

Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will arrive in India for their first-ever visit to the country on Monday, May 12. The German Bundesliga stars will touch down in Kolkata on Monday afternoon following a short stopover in New Delhi on their journey from Germany.

„The Hoffenheim players and officials will get a first feeling of India during a short stopover in Delhi on their way to Kolkata. The team is looking forward to experience a new culture and country during the one-week long 2014 India Tour organised by Adamant Sports,“ Arunava Chaudhuri, Project Manager, Adamant Sports Management AG said.

Hoffenheim will travel to Aizawl on Tuesday (May 13) to face a Mizoram XI in an exhibition match which will feature various I-League stars like Jeje Lalpekhlua, Lalrindika Ralte and Shylo Malswam Tulunga from the state besides local Mizoram Premier League stars. The German side will also conduct a football clinic for children at the Lammual Stadium on the morning of the day after the match. The clinic will be presented by Global United FC, a non-profit organisation run by Hoffenheim’s Director of International Relations and former goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel.

The German visitors will return to Kolkata on the same day and conduct another clinic in the Wednesday evening in the City of Joy. „TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Global United FC have organised football clinics for children in different parts of the world and they are looking forward to transfer their knowledge to the children in India,“ Adamant Sports representative Chris Punnakkattu Daniel said. „Lutz Pfannenstiel has visited India two years ago to conduct three coaching courses for the German Football Association (DFB) and it is great to see him along with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim following up to the visit.“

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will do a sightseeing tour of Kolkata and visit Social Project „Shrishti“ supported by the club’s main sponsor SAP on Thursday (May 15), before they fly to Goa in the afternoon. The club will conduct another round of football clinics in Goa on Saturday (May 17) and return to Germany on Monday (May 19).

„From the start the tour was jointly planned as a social and cultural trip besides playing a match by Adamant Sports and 1899 Hoffenheim. It wasn’t easy as it is election time in India, but we wanted to start the Hoffenheim-India relationship in 2014 and we have succeeded with this plan,“ Arunava Chaudhuri further added.

Football fans addicted to social media will be able to follow and to be part of the football extravaganza on the various platforms with the use of the official hashtag #1899INDIA.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – 2014 India Tour Schedule

May 11
Departure Frankfurt

May 12
Stopover in Delhi; Arrival Kolkata

May 13
Departure Kolkata / Arrival Aizawl
Exhibition Match – Mizoram XI v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – Kick-off: 20.00 IST

May 14
Football Clinic presented by Global United FC at the Lammual Stadium
Departure Aizawl / Arrival Kolkata
Football Clinic presented by Global United FC in Kolkata

May 15
Sightseeing Kolkata
Visit to „Shrishti“ supported by SAP
Departure Kolkata / Arrival Goa

May 16
Sightseeing Goa

May 17
Football Clinics presented by Global United FC

May 19
Departure Goa

About TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a Bundesliga club based in Hoffenheim, a suburb of Sinsheim, in the south-western German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The club was founded on July 1, 1899 as a gymnastics club named TV Sinsheim with 20 members, while a football section was established between 1921 and 1923. The club decided to merge the gymnastics and football sections after the end of the Second World War in 1945 under its new name TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
The football club played in the Kreisliga A, the 9th Division in German football, when it experienced a boost in the 1989-90 season with SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp deciding to support the club. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim witnessed a steady progress over the years and pushed to professional football with its promotion to the 2nd Division after the 2006-07 season. The club gained promotion to the 1st Division Bundesliga in its debut season itself and has been a regular part of the top tier of German football since the 2008-09 season.

About Adamant Sports Management AG
Adamant Sports Management AG is an international agency for successful sports careers and sports projects. Adamant Sports pools from its head office in Zurich, Switzerland the competencies of a broadly diversified network in order to turn ambitious goals and unusual ideas into reality.
Adamant Sports offers a wide range of services in the sports business including the management, consultancy and support for athletes, talents and sports organisations, marketing, purchasing, sales, management and organisation of sports rights and sporting events.