Rummenigge congratulates U17s on reaching final

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge heaped praise on FC Bayern München’s U17 team and their coaching team of head coach Tim Walter and assistant Tobias Schweinsteiger after they reached the final of the German championship. Following the second leg at Schalke, the FCB chairman said: “I want to say a big congratulations to our U17 youngsters on making it to the final. After our U19s were involved in the final, this is further proof of the outstanding work being done in our youth department. I wish Tim Walter’s team the best of luck for next Sunday’s final against Werder Bremen on home turf at Grünwalder Straße and hope that the FC Bayern youngsters can celebrate a league title in 2017 just like the seniors did.”

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