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Cologne starts without coach Solbakken and Podolski

Koln startet ohne Trainer Solbakken und PodolskiIs missing from the start of the training: Stale Solbakken © SID-IMAGES/Pixathlon /.

With 200 Lapwings, but without his new coach Stale Solbakken and Lukas Podolski 1. Bundesliga started FC Cologne the preparation for the new stadium.

Cologne (SID) - with 200 Lapwings, but without his new coach Stale Solbakken and football player Lukas Podolski has recorded Bundesliga of 1. FC Koln to prepare for the new stadium. The Norwegian Solbakken encounters as well as his assistant Bard Wiggen in consultation with his new employer only on 26 June the team, if it is their training camp on the island of Langeoog. The Club had agreed with Solbakken and Wiggen, that both later to begin their work because they had to have commitments for their former employers FC Copenhagen after the season.

FC captain Podolski was granted an extended holiday like other player within the team. In the absence of Solbakken, the Assistant Coach Ibrahim Tanko and Patrick Weiser and goalkeeper coach Alexander led bath under pouring rain the first unit to the RAM block home. To Saturday, primarily medical examinations and fitness tests are on the programme.

Except Podolski, even miso Brecko, Adam Matuschyk, Kevin McKenna, Milivoje Novakovic, Petit, Wilfried SANOU, Tomoaki Makino and Alexandru Ionita were missing in the first lab of the new season due to injuries or extended vacations.