Eintracht Frankfurt travel to Japan before World Cup

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Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt will travel to Japan when the Bundesliga takes a break in November for the World Cup. Frankfurt said on Tuesday that the November 13-20 trip will include friendlies against J-League clubs Urawa Red Diamonds and Gamba Osaka, with cultural activities and fan events also planned. They said that veteran defender Makoto Hasebe, 38, a former long-time Japan international and captain, will be a key face of the trip. Coach Oliver Glasner will not have the full squad at his disposal because players nominated for the World Cup in Qatar starting on November 21 …

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