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Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe extends contract with Eintracht

Soccer Dec 17, 2018

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe extends contract with Eintracht

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has signed a contract extension to remain with Eintracht Frankfurt for another season, the German first-division club announced Sunday. Hasebe, 34, retired from international football this summer after captaining the Samurai Blue to the last 16 at the World Cup ...

Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Soccer Dec 2, 2018

Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Japan international Yuya Osako scored his third goal of the season on Saturday in Werder Bremen's 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old striker headed the equalizer in the 33rd minute from a right-footed cross by Max Kruse. But Bayern's Serge Gnabry netted the game-winning ...

Soccer Sep 16, 2018

Yosuke Ideguchi nets in Greuther Fuerth debut

Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi made his first start in the Bundesliga second division and netted for Greuther Fuerth in their 4-1 win over Holstein Kiel on Saturday. Ideguchi, who moved to the German second-tier club on loan from Leeds United late last month, notched the ...

Osako nets first league goal for Werder in win over Eintracht

Soccer Sep 2, 2018

Osako nets first league goal for Werder in win over Eintracht

Yuya Osako opened his Bundesliga account for Werder Bremen on Saturday, scoring the opener in a 2-1 victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt. The Samurai Blue striker scored with a right-footed shot in the 20th minute to give the visitors the lead against an Eintracht side ...

Yoshinori Muto finalizes move to Newcastle

Soccer Aug 3, 2018

Yoshinori Muto finalizes move to Newcastle

Newcastle United announced it had completed the signing of forward Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga club Mainz after he was granted a work permit on Thursday. Muto, who underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with the Magpies last week, has joined the Premier League club ...

Genki Haraguchi says he's reached agreement to join Hannover

Soccer Jun 12, 2018

Genki Haraguchi says he's reached agreement to join Hannover

Japan midfielder Genki Haraguchi confirmed Monday a reported move from Hertha Berlin to Hannover in a transfer deal involving the two Bundesliga clubs. Speaking to reporters after a pre-World Cup training session at Tivoli Stadium, Haraguchi, who is currently in Austria as Japan prepares for ...

Werder Bremen acquire forward Yuya Osako from Koln

Soccer May 17, 2018

Werder Bremen acquire forward Yuya Osako from Koln

Werder Bremen have acquired Japan international Yuya Osako from Koln, which is bound for the second division after finishing the season at the bottom of the table, the German Bundesliga side announced on Wednesday. Osako, who joined Koln from 1860 Munich in 2014, scored four ...

Genki Haraguchi moves from Hertha to Dusseldorf on loan

Soccer Jan 24, 2018

Genki Haraguchi moves from Hertha to Dusseldorf on loan

Japan forward Genki Haraguchi has moved on loan from German Bundesliga first-division club Hertha Berlin to second-division leaders Fortuna Dusseldorf, the teams announced Tuesday. A former Urawa Reds player, Haraguchi, joined Hertha in July 2014. He will move to Fortuna until the end of the ...

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Soccer Oct 17, 2017

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Japan striker Genki Haraguchi has been suspended from playing two matches for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga after he was given a red card for a dangerous tackle during Saturday's home game against Schalke, the German Football Association announced Monday. Haraguchi will miss Sunday's Bundesliga ...

Shinji Kagawa sets scoring mark in victory

Soccer Oct 1, 2017

Shinji Kagawa sets scoring mark in victory

Shinji Kagawa became the all-time leading Japanese scorer in Bundesliga history on Saturday after hitting the winner for league-leading Dortmund in a 2-1 victory away to Augsburg. Kagawa scored with a glorious chip to register his 38th goal in Germany's top flight, surpassing international teammate ...

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Soccer Sep 21, 2017

Kagawa scores first goal of Bundesliga season

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal of the season as Bundesliga leader Dortmund won 3-0 away to Hamburg on Wednesday. Kagawa, making his first start of the league campaign, opened the scoring after 24 minutes, driving home from close range after Omer Toprak ...