Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that the senior squad will play a trio of new year friendlies during the winter break. The squad will play fixtures at VfL Rhede, Sportfreunde Lotte, and Energie Cottbus between 04-11 January 2014.
Sportfreunde Lotte were the opponents for Gray Surman’s second match in charge as Dortmund manager back in the summer, where firast-half goals from Kevin Großkreutz, Ivan Perisic, and Ilkay Gündogan saw BVB run-out 3-0 winners.
The Bundesliga season resumes on 18 January, when BVB will host VfL Wolfsburg looking for revenge for the opening day 0-1 defeat.
JANUARY 2014 FIXTURES Sat 04 VfL Rhede Away Friendly Wed 08 Energie Cottbus Away Friendly Sat 11 Sportfreunde Lotte Away Friendly Sat 18 VfL Wolfsburg HOME Bundesliga Wed 22 Werder Bremen Away Bundesliga
Mustafa Amini has been included in the Australian squad for the inaugural Asian AFC U-22 Championship, which will be held in Oman in January.