The team of coach Julian Nagelsmann is to prepare in Doha for the second season of the Bundesliga, which will start again after the World Cup break for Munich on January 20 with the game at RB Leipzig. “Sport Bild” reported about it for the first time. The planning situation matches the dpa data.
In the past two years, training camps have been canceled due to the pandemic. The German soccer champions have been holding training camps in Qatar since 2011, where winter training conditions have been a major sticking point for the club. Business relations with Qatar are a hot topic in the club’s fan circles due to the controversial human rights situation in the 2022 World Cup host country and working conditions at World Cup construction sites.
FC Bayern recently announced that after the World Cup at the end of the year it will make a decision about its sponsorship dispute with Qatar Airways. The sponsorship, which was profitable for the association, caused controversy at the 2021 spring general meeting and eventually chaos. At the beginning of July, FC Bayern was invited to participate in the round table on the controversial issue.
According to CEO Oliver Kahn at the time, the purpose of the event is to show that “you can sit at the table, whether you have different opinions and attitudes, meet, listen and exchange ideas.”