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Players back on 2 January

Mid-season schedule features five friendlies

The players will enjoy fully 19 days off in this year’s mid-season break, before the senior squad reports back to the Säbener Strasse for training on 2 January 2009. The Bundesliga champions’ preparations for the second half of the campaign include a training camp in Dubai, and a total of five warm-up friendly matches. reviews the key dates on the club’s winter schedule.

Bayern’s mid-season schedule:

Friday 2 January: Players report back for training
Friday 2 January - Monday 12 January: Training camp in Dubai
Saturday 10 January: Friendly in Abu Dhabi versus Al Jazira (kick-off 2 pm CET (5 pm local))
Monday 12 January: Friendly in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) versus Al Wheda (kick-off 6.30 pm CET (8.30 pm local))
Saturday 17 January: Friendly in Bamberg (kick-off 2 pm)
Monday 19 January: Friendly v Kaiserslautern (A) (kick-off 7 pm)
Thursday 22 January: Friendly v FSV Mainz 05 (A) (kick-off 8.15 pm)
Tuesday 27 January: DFB Cup Round of 16 v VfB Stuttgart (A) (kick-off 8.30 pm)
Friday 30 January: Bundesliga v Hamburger SV (A) (kick-off 8.30 pm)