Summary

  • Dortmund to play in International Champions Cup in China.
  • Reus, Ginter and Weigl did not make the trip.
  • BVB the third Bundesliga side to visit the Far East this summer.

Borussia Dortmund headed to China on Wednesday as part of their preparations ahead of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season.

The BVB camp departed via Frankfurt on an evening flight for Shanghai, where they will face former midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United FC in the International Champions Cup on Friday.

They will then meet Manchester City FC in Shenzen on Thursday 28 July before returning home the following day.

"We're delighted to be taking part in a tournament alongside teams with such special quality," club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told bvb.de.

New signings Marc Bartra, Ousmane Dembele and Emre Mor have all been included in head coach Thomas Tuchel's 24-man squad for the trip, but Marco Reus (injury), Matthias Ginter (stomach bug) and Julian Weigl (holiday) all miss out.

Dortmund are the third Bundesliga club to visit China this summer, following in the footsteps of successful tours by VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04.

For an idea of what Dortmund can expect to encounter during their stay in the Far East, check out the highlights of the Schalke's trip in the video below: