The 2022 ASIA TOUR is under way: the Borussia Dortmund team were welcomed by throngs of fans at Singapore Airport on Tuesday afternoon (local time).
The team started their journey in Germany by boarding the bus to Frankfurt Airport, before taking the almost 12-hour flight to Singapore. Members of the BVB first team as well as the U23 and U19 squads are among the travelling party for the 2022 ASIA TOUR, as are BVB legends Patrick Owomoyela and Roman Weidenfeller. The team were welcomed by more than 500 supporters upon arrival in Singapore – whom the players took plenty of time to take selfies with and sign autographs for. They then boarded the BVB Team Bus, which features the tour motto "From Dortmund With Love" on the side.
In the evening (Singapore is seven hours ahead of Germany), the team went for a walk. They headed for the Marina Bay, where remarkable sights such as the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the Singapore Flyer observation wheel adorn the skyline.
The team will complete their first training session on Wednesday at the training ground of the Lion City Sailors, who will be the first friendly opponents of the tour on Thursday (24/11). That will be followed by games against the Johor Southern Tigers in Malaysia (28/11) and the Vietnam national team in Hanoi (30/11). All matches will be broadcast on BVB TV. There will also be various cultural activities on the agenda in the coming days. (cr)