Soccer mania grips Kolkata as Oliver Kahn dribbles ball with children

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Kolkata, May 27 : Soccer mania gripped Kolkata as legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn dribbled a ball with children.

Kahn is accompanying FC Bayern, Munich, the world famous German football club, which is touring the country for the promotion of the game.

Bayern Munich is slated to play a friendly match against local club Mohun Bagan on Tuesday.

Interestingly, the tie will have the honour of Kahn's farewell match.

The tickets have already been sold out as fans in Kolkata, the Mecca of the Indian football, eagerly wait to see their soccer heroes from close quarters.

However, it was a dream comes true for 48 young footballers who got a chance to play with dream footballers from FC Bayern club on Monday.

The event was aimed at imparting international exposure to youngsters from West Bengal and Goa, the two states of the country which produce maximum footballers.

The icing on the cake was the time they spent with football icon Oliver Kahn both on and off the field.

Six of them will undergo a month long training camp at FC Bayern Football School.

ANI

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