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Eintracht Frankfurt building bridges with Japan Tour 2022!

Eintracht Frankfurt will visit the Land of the Rising Sun from November 13 to 20 for the Eintracht Frankfurt Japan Tour, and hold friendly matches against J1 League sides Urawa Red Diamonds and Gamba Osaka.

Eintracht Frankfurt is using the game-free period ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to step up the club’s international activities in Japan. The Eagles will take off for Tokyo on Sunday, November 13 for a week-long visit.

The UEFA Europa League winners will arrive in the capital on Monday, November 14 for a tour that includes, among other things, the Saitama City Cup against Urawa Red Diamonds. Kick-off at the 63,700-capacity Saitama Stadium 2002 is at 19:30 local time on Wednesday, November 16.

Eintracht Brand Ambassador Uwe Bein as well as Naohiro Takahara, Uwe Rahn and Makoto Hasebe, who is also a DFL Brand Ambassador, are among the former and current Eagles stars to have plied their trade for the reigning Emperor’s Cup and Japanese Super Cup holders down the years. One of the most recognisable faces of the Bundesliga in Japan, former national team captain Hasebe plays a key role in strengthening ties between the two cultures and stakeholders.

On Friday, November 18, Eintracht will travel on to Osaka – Japan’s third largest city after Tokyo and Frankfurt’s twin city Yokohama – where they will face two-time Japanese champions Gamba Osaka at Panasonic Stadium Suita on Saturday, November 19.

Aside from the two matches, the collaboration as part of the Bundesliga Japan Tour 2022 powered by SPTV includes a number of other cultural, local and fan events as well as media activation measures and cross-market B2B network events. Eintracht players Hasebe and Daichi Kamada will play leading roles alongside Brand Ambassador Bein.

The two friendly matches and the interaction with supporters during the week-long visit serve the purpose of bringing the spirit of the reigning UEFA Europa League champions closer to Japanese people and businesses.

Relations between Frankfurt and Japan, which has a population of around 125 million, date back to the 19th century. Nowadays, the Rhine-Main region alone is home to around 5,000 Japanese people, while the headquarters of 200 Japanese companies are based in the heart of Europe. Reason enough to expand the Eagles’ existing bridges to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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