Cologne (dpa / lnw) - With 32 players, Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Köln left for the training camp in Donaueschingen on Sunday. Coach Steffen Baumgart had said in advance that he would take all the players with him, but also give everyone the freedom to train with the U21s instead. According to media information, only defensive player Georg Strauch made use of this. Ondrej Duda initially did not travel due to illness, Dimitrios Limnios is completing his rehabilitation in Cologne.
On Sunday morning at 8 a.m., Jan Thielmann, Jonas Hector, Steffen Tigges and Mathias Olesen, who were not yet fully fit, boarded the ICE from Cologne Central Station to Freiburg. FC is setting up its training camp in the Black Forest for the fourth time. It is something special for the new managing director Christian Keller: he was born in Donaueschingen and grew up in Gutmadingen, around 15 kilometers away.