Borussia Dortmund will make use of the World Cup break and travel to South-East Asia with the remaining members of the first-team squad at the end of November. The tour will run from 21 November to 1 December and take in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. BVB will play a match against a local team in each of the three countries. Details on the opponents and dates will be announced shortly.

BVB managing director Carsten Cramer explained: "Following the agonisingly long period of restrictions due to the corona pandemic, it is a great pleasure for us to finally be able to pay a visit to our many fans and partners in South-East Asia once again. We’ve felt very welcome in the region for many years and can’t wait to personally thank the people for their passion, but also for their patience."

Knowing that many players will be representing their home country at the World Cup, BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl said: "The unique interruption to the season in November and December represents an unusual challenge for all clubs. It was also important for us to use these weeks as well as possible for the players who are not taking part in the World Cup. That also includes players from our U23s and our U19s, whom we want to introduce to the senior squad at a high level. This exciting trip will help in that regard and we’re looking forward to it, because in addition to the sporting challenge, we see it as an obligation for Borussia Dortmund to represent our club and the entire Bundesliga internationally."

Head coach Edin Terzic made another important point: "When there’s a tight fixture schedule, there’s usually hardly any time on trips abroad to get in touch with the country and its people. It’s different in this exceptional case, and in addition to some enticing sporting match-ups, I’m looking forward to meeting as many Black & Yellow fans as possible from countries in South-East Asia and celebrating our shared passion for our BVB with them."