Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Soccer May 23, 2020

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will remain with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2020-2021 season after agreeing to a one-year contract extension, the German first-division club said Friday. The 36-year-old will play his 14th season in Germany since moving from the J. League's Urawa Reds to ...

German Cup semifinals postponed

Soccer Mar 28, 2020

German Cup semifinals postponed

The German Cup semifinals scheduled for late next month have been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, the German Football Association said Friday. Eintracht Frankfurt, featuring Makoto Hasebe and Daichi Kamada, were due to face Bayern Munich away in the first semifinal on April 21, ...

Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe reaches 300-game milestone in Germany

Soccer Dec 19, 2019

Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe reaches 300-game milestone in Germany

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe hit the 300-game milestone in the German first division on Wednesday, but it came in a loss Eintracht Frankfurt gave up a two-goal lead to Koln. The 35-year-old defensive midfielder, who is playing in his 13th Bundesliga season, had little ...

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer Jun 7, 2019

Ex-Japan captain Makoto Hasebe visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Soccer player Makoto Hasebe, who serves as Japan's national UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited a Muslim Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Thursday to call greater attention to the refugees' plight. At a press briefing in Dhaka following his visit, the Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder lamented ...

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 ...

Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player

Soccer Nov 29, 2018

Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe was named Asian International Player of the Year on Wednesday at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards in Muscat. Hasebe, currently with German first-division side Eintracht Frankfurt, skippered the only Asian team to reach the knockout stage this year in ...

Nishino to pass torch as manager

Soccer / World Cup Jul 5, 2018

Nishino to pass torch as manager

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino predicted Thursday that Japan will improve on its 2018 World Cup performance by reaching the quarterfinals in 2022, but he will not be around to lead the charge after the Japan Football Association announced it would not extend his ...