Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Soccer Feb 5, 2018

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe reached a milestone when he made his 250th appearance in the German top flight Sunday, but Eintracht Frankfurt was beaten by Augsburg 3-0 away for its first loss in 2018. Hasebe, who is in his 11th season in the Bundesliga, played ...

Hasebe resumes full training with Frankfurt

Soccer Oct 11, 2017

Hasebe resumes full training with Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Makoto Hasebe, who has been sidelined with pain in his right knee, made his full return to training, the German first-division club said on its official website Tuesday. Hasebe missed his club's game against Stuttgart on Sept. 30 after playing the full ...

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Soccer Sep 28, 2017

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto and Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano were among the foreign-based players named on the Japan national team for next month's friendly soccer games against New Zealand and Haiti, the Japan Football Association said Thursday. But regulars Keisuke Honda of Pachuca, Shinji Okazaki ...

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

Soccer / World Cup Sep 4, 2017

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

by Gus Fielding

Man of the moment Yosuke Ideguchi is refusing to get carried away by his heroics against Australia, but hopes to get another chance to shine by retaining his place in the starting lineup for Japan's final World Cup qualifier away to Saudi Arabia on ...

Soccer 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 ...

Soccer / World Cup Mar 20, 2017

Kagawa confident Japan can cope without Hasebe

by Gus Fielding

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 ...

Soccer / World Cup 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 ...

Soccer / World Cup 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

Soccer 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

Soccer 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 ...