German clubs on tour: Borussia Dortmund in Southeast Asia; Eintracht Frankfurt in Japan; Bayer Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg in the USA

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Bayer Leverkusen are one of three Bundesliga teams heading to the USA over the 2022 World Cup/ winter break, while Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt will be in Asia. bundesliga.com has the lowdown…

Bayer Leverkusen

Where?
St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
When?
From 13 to 18 November
Squad
GK:
Andrey Lunev, Niklas Lomb
DEF:
Mitchel Bakker, Jonathan Tah, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Madi Monamay
MID:
Robert Andrich, Kerem Demirbay, Nadiem Amiri, Ayman Azhil, Joshua Eze, Zidan Sertdemir, Florian Wirtz
FWD:
Karim Bellarabi, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Moussa Diaby, Adam Hlozek

Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen kick-off their preparations for the second half of 2022/23 with a five-day visit to the USA, where they will play a friendly against newly formed MLS team St. Louis City. The game is scheduled to take place on 16 November, and will serve as the inauguration of the Missouri-based club’s new stadium.

Borussia Dortmund

Where?
Malaysia and Vietnam
When?
From 21 November to 1 December
Squad
To be confirmed

Dortmund will play against Singapore’s Johor Southern Tigers in Malaysia on 28 November, and the Vietnam national team in Hanoi on 30 November. Team events in the local community and player meet-and-greets are also on the menu for the five-time Bundesliga winners.

Cologne

Where?
Austin, Texas (USA)
When?
From 16 to 24 November
Squad
GK:
Marvin Schwäbe, Timo Horn, Matthias Köbbing
DEF:
Timo Hübers, Luca Kilian, Jeff Chabot, Nikola Soldo, Kristian Pedersen, Jonas Hector, Georg Strauch, Benno Schmitz, Max Finkgräfe, Tidiane Toure
MID:
Linton Maina, Dejan Ljubicic, Tim Lemperle, Mark Uth, Kingsley Schindler, Joshua Schwirten
FWD:
Sargis Adamyan, Steffen Tigges, Tidiane Toure, Justin Diehl

Cologne will set up camp at Austin FC’s training base ahead of a friendly against Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart. Fan and marketing events are also on the cards as part of the Billy Goats’ first stateside visit, organised in conjunction with the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL).

Eintracht Frankfurt

Where?
Japan
When?
From 13 to 20 November
Squad
TBC

Frankfurt contest the Saitama City Cup against Urawa Red Diamonds in Toyko on 18 November, before taking on Gamba Osaka two days later. Winter training, as well as local, cultural and fan exchanges complete the UEFA Europa League holders’ busy schedule.

VfB Stuttgart

Where?
Austin, Texas (USA)
When?
From 14 to 22 November
Squad
GK:
Florian Müller, Florian Schock
DEF:
Josha Vagnoman, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Antonis Aidonis, Leon Reichardt
MID:
Laurin Ulrich, Nathaniel Weiss, Lukas Laupheimer, Samuele di Benedetto
FWD:
Serhou Guirassy, Tiago Tomas, Juan Jose Perea, Luca Pfeiffer, Alou Kuol, Thomas Kastanaras

As well as taking on Cologne, Stuttgart will attend American Football and basketball matches. Like the Billy Goats, they’ll be based at MLS club Austin FC’s St. David’s Performance Center. Local youngsters can also take part in VfB football school camps. The tour is part of the DFL’s internationalisation strategy for the Bundesliga.

Hamburg (Bundesliga 2)

Where?
California, USA
When?
From 13 to 22 November
Squad
TBC

Representing the DFL, German football and HSV internationally, the Red Shorts are heading back to the USA for the first time in 22 years. Tour highlights include a friendly against Orange County Soccer Club in Irvine, California on 15 November.

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