Various Eagles are on international duty these days with good news especially for Makoto Hasebe.

Samurai Blue skipper Makoto Hasebe
Samurai Blue skipper Makoto Hasebe

The Bundesliga break is coming to an end soon and while convalescents undergo individual treatment and the suqad is preparing for the away match against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday 15.30 CET), our internationals mostly had successful matches abroad.

Russia Calling - Hasebe and Japan qualify

Makoto Hasebe and Japan qualified for the World Cup 2018 with a 2-0 win over Australia. Asano and Ideguchi scored for the "Samurai Blue" and Hasebe played the full 90 minutes as Japan's captain.

Switzerland beat Andorra 3-0 and Eintracht midfielder Gelson Fernandes was brought on after around an hour. Former Eintracht striker Haris Seferovic scored two goals and "Die Nati" are leading the table in Group B.

Gacinovic and Jovic scored

Mijat Gacinovic scored the opener in Serbia's 3-0 win over Moldova, and he also assisted their second goal by Kostic. Gacinovic had already scored on his debut as a first team international; Serbia are table leaders in their group on 15 points ahead of Wales and Ireland.

Lukas Hradecky and Finland won 1-0 against Iceland, still they have missed qualification for the World Cup already being ranked fifth in their group. Taleb Tawatha (Israel, 1-0 defeat v Macedonia) and Renat Dadashov (Azerbaijan, 2-0 defeat v Norway) each stayed on the bench.

Luka Jovic played the full 90 minutes for Serbia's Under-21 and scored the fourth goal in a 4-0 win against Gibraltar. Aymen Barkok had his debut for Germany's Under-21 coming on after 63 minutes, his team lost 2-1 against Hungary though.

Meanwhile Marco Fabian and Carlos Salcedo had reasons to celebrate despite being at home in Frankfurt with injuries - their team Mexico also qualified for the World Cup with a 1-0 win against Panama.

To see the full schedule of SGE's internationals click HERE.

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