Mar 24, 2017

Hasebe undergoes season-ending knee surgery

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Makoto Hasebe has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined for the rest of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season that ends in late May, the German club said Thursday. The 33-year-old Japan captain was told by doctors at a ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

Kagawa confident Japan can cope without Hasebe

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa believes Japan has enough strength in depth to cover for Makoto Hasebe if the national team captain is forced, as expected, to sit out Thursday's World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates. Hasebe arrived in the UAE on ...

/ Mar 19, 2017

Hasebe to join Japan squad despite club's injury fears

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will join up with the national team in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday as scheduled ahead of its crunch World Cup qualifier here, despite his German club Eintracht Frankfurt saying he would soon have to undergo knee surgery. Frankfurt said ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

Japan sweats on Hasebe's fitness after post collision

A potential headache surfaced for Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Saturday when his captain Makoto Hasebe suffered a shin injury during Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-0 away defeat to Bayern Munich. Hasebe suffered a gash to his left shin after colliding with the post early in the ...

Hasebe sets Japanese record for Bundesliga appearances

Mar 6, 2017

Hasebe sets Japanese record for Bundesliga appearances

Makoto Hasebe rewrote a record for the most Bundesliga appearances by a Japanese player when he took the pitch for his 235th match in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 loss to Freiburg at home on Sunday. The 33-year-old midfielder went one better than Yasuhiko Okudera who held ...

Eintracht Frankfurt's Hasebe scores first goal of season

Feb 6, 2017

Eintracht Frankfurt's Hasebe scores first goal of season

Makoto Hasebe converted a late penalty to break a scoreless deadlock and net his first goal of the season Sunday in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-0 win over Darmstadt at home. Hasebe opened the scoring in the 74th minute after Frankfurt defender Jesus Vallejo was fouled in ...

Japan captain Hasebe earns Frankfurt contract extension

Dec 21, 2016

Japan captain Hasebe earns Frankfurt contract extension

German first-division club Eintracht Frankfurt said Tuesday it has extended the contract of Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe. Two-time World Cup captain Hasebe, 32, joined Frankfurt from Nuremberg in the summer of 2014 and his extension will keep him at the club until the end of ...

Okazaki declares himself fit to face Australia

/ Oct 10, 2016

Okazaki declares himself fit to face Australia

Shinji Okazaki will play through the pain in his left ankle and has declared himself ready for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Australia. Okazaki missed training a day earlier with the injury he suffered in Thursday's home win over Iraq, leading to the possibility that ...