Borussia Dortmund sign Sport8 deal

Borussia Dortmund sign Sport8 deal
German soccer giants Borussia Dortmund have penned a deal with Sport 8, a Chinese youth training initiative.

Under the agreement, Sport8 will become the official partner of Dortmund youth training, with resources and facilities being shared between the two parties. Dortmund will send training staff to work at the Sport 8 base and at the currently in-development Dortmund School in China, while Sport 8 coaches and youth players will travel to Germany to work with the Bundesliga side.

Sport 8 was established by Chinese sports commentator Huang Jianxiang and Dutch soccer star Wesley Sneijder with the intention of improving the standard of youth and grassroots soccer in China. In 2015, it formulated China's first national youth football skills rating standard and evaluation system.

Dortmund's strong start to this season's Uefa Champions League campaign continued last night with a 2-1 victory away in Lisbon against Sporting Club de Portugal.

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