Orlando - Having landed safe and sound in Orlando, Florida, 1. FC Köln wasted little time in putting their nose to the grind in the Sunshine State.

There were a few tired eyes at the start of the day and a few tired legs at the end of it, but there’s no doubting the squad will sleep better with a full day's training likely to negate the effects of any lingering jet lag.

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With Jonas Hector fully recovered from a thigh injury, Stöger now has all 25 members of the squad that travelled at his disposal. The side started off with some routine fitness exercises before working with the ball, with Anthony Ujah, Simon Zoller, Yuya Osako, Thomas Bröker and Bard Finne all given a chance to warm up their shooting boots in front of the fans in attendance.

As part of the Bundesliga World Tour 2015, Köln are due to feature in the Florida Cup, which kicks off on 15 January when they face SC Corinthians Paulista. They will then travel north to Jacksonville to face more Brazilian opposition in Fluminense FC on 17 January.

To get a better impression of what the promoted Bundesliga club have been up to and how strenuous their winter preparations are, check out the video below courtesy of Köln's official YouTube channel.