FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar for their annual winter training camp.
The German champions were based at Aspire Academy in Doha from 4 – 10 January, utilised its world-class facilities in preparation for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. They will be playing for the Bundesliga title, the DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Qatar Airways is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the five-time European champions whose stars include among others current French World Cup winners Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso and Lucas Hernandez, Germany’s world champions of 2014 Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Jérôme Boateng as well as international top stars such as Philippe Coutinho, along with Robert Lewandowski who stars in Qatar Airways in-flight safety video. The airline became Platinum Sponsor of FC Bayern in 2018, securing a long-term partnership with the Bundesliga club, further adding to its impressive portfolio of global sport alliances.
We are dedicated to being associated with top global names in football such as FC Bayern, who consistently demonstrate an ambition to be the best. The world-class sport facilities available here in Doha, coupled with the warm Qatar hospitality, make it the perfect winter destination for many top European football clubs.’
During the club’s visit, the airline invited children from Qatar Cancer Society to meet the football stars on the sidelines of their training session. Additionally, two lucky, lifelong FC Bayern München fans from Germany were granted VIP access to meet the club’s players after winning an all-expenses paid trip to Doha courtesy of Qatar Airways.
This week, Bayern München’s women’s senior team will also travel to Doha to start their winter preparation for the current campaign at Aspire Academy. Qatar Airways supports the women’s winter camp of FC Bayern, which will include social activities such as girls practise sessions delivered by FC Bayern coaches to promote grassroots sport.
The national carrier of Qatar is a strong advocate for global sport, with Qatar having hosted several high profile events recently, including the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019, the Arabian Gulf Cup Qatar 2019 and the IAAF Athletics Championship. Qatar will again host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020 ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Qatar Airways operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Germany – double daily non-stop to Munich and Frankfurt – as well as daily non-stop flights to Berlin, providing onward connections to more than 95 destinations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
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