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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 were one of four German teams who toured the USA over the 2022 World Cup/winter break, while Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt have been 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 kicked off their preparations for the second half of 2022/23 with a five-day visit to the USA, where they played a friendly against newly formed MLS team St. Louis City. Die Werkself won the game 3-0 as part of the inauguration of the Missouri-based club's new stadium.

Watch: St Louis City 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen - highlights

Watch: Bayer Leverkusen - US tour highlights

Borussia Dortmund

Where?
Malaysia and Vietnam
When?
From 21 November to 1 December
Squad
GK: Lotka, Meyer
DEF: Aning, Bueno, Collins, Coulibaly, Gürpüz, Hummels, Pasalic, Passlack, Semic, Schulz
MID: Can, Michel, Özcan, Özkan, Papadopoulos, Pohlmann
FWD: Bamba, Braaf, Broschinski, Malen, Njinmah, Reus, Rijkhoff

After beating the Lion City Sailors 7-2 in Singapore on 24 November, Dortmund followed that with a 4-1 win over the Johor Southern Tigers in Malaysia on 28 November. BVB will now face 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.

Watch: Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Lion City Sailors - highlights

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 set up camp at Austin FC's training base and played an exhibition match at the Texan club's Q2 Stadium, losing out 4-2 to Bundesliga rivals VfB Stuttgart after trailing 4-0 at half-time. Fan and marketing events also took place as part of the Billy Goats' first stateside visit, organised in conjunction with the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL).

Watch: Highlights of Cologne's US tour

Eintracht Frankfurt

Where?
Japan
When?
From 13 to 20 November
Squad
GK:
Jens Grahl, Diant Ramaj, Matteo Bignetti
DEF: Evan Ndicka, Jerome Onguene, Almamy Toure, Makoto Hasebe, Timothy Chandler, Aurelio Buta, Christopher Lenz, Luca Pellegrini, Tuta, Elias Baum, Dario Gebuhr, Derek Boakye-Osei
MID: Faride Alidou, Sebastian Rode, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, Marcel Wenig, Ansgar Knauff, Mehdi Loune, Harpreet Ghotra, Noah Fenyo
FWD: Lucas Alario, Nacho Ferri, Andrew Junior Awusi Boddien, Anas Alaoui

Frankfurt contested the Saitama City Cup against Urawa Red Diamonds, losing 4-2 in Toyko. That was before their second game in Japan, which ended in a 2-1 defeat to Gamba Osaka. Winter training, as well as local, cultural and fan exchanges completed the UEFA Europa League holders' busy schedule.

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's defeat by Urawa Red Diamonds

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's game against Gamba Osaka

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's Japan tour

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 registering a morale-boosting 4-2 win in an exhibition match over Cologne, Stuttgart will attend American Football and basketball matches. Like the Billy Goats, they were based at MLS club Austin FC's St. David's Performance Center. Local youngsters also took part in VfB football school camps. The tour is part of the DFL's internationalisation strategy for the Bundesliga.

Watch: Cologne 2-4 Stuttgart - highlights

Watch: Highlights of Stuttgart's trip to Texas

Hamburg (Bundesliga 2)

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

Representing the DFL, German football and HSV internationally, the Red Shorts returned to the USA for the first time in 22 years. Tour highlights included a friendly against Orange County Soccer Club in Irvine, California on 15 November, which the Bundesliga 2 side won 1-0.

Watch: Highlights of HSV's encounter with Orange County