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Daily Schmankerl: Frauen make signings; Weiser finds a new home; and Bayern Munich agrees to deal with the Japan Football Association

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The Bayern Munich women’s team is locking down important players with new contracts (@FCBfrauen)

The Bayern Munich Frauen extended the contracts of three key players, including German internationals Leonie Maier and Verena Faisst and goalkeeper Jacintha Weimar.

Great news from the #FCBFrauen German national players Leonie Maier and Verena Faisst as well as goalkeeper Jacintha Weimar have extended their contracts with #FCBayern! #MiaSanMia

The Frauen put a 5-0 beat down on Turbine Potsdam on May 6th. If you want to check out some highlights, see the video below:

Ex-Bayern man Mitchell Weiser moving to Bayer Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball)

Mitchell Weiser will join Bayer Leverkusen this summer on a five-year contract, which will run until 2023. Only 24 years old, Weiser left Bayern in 2015 to sign with Hertha Berlin. With Die Werkself, Weiser will become part of a terrific core of players that will be among the top contenders to Bayern Munich next season.

Bayern forges partnership with Japanese Football Association (

Bayern and the Japan Football Association (JFA) have established a relationship. According to the official press release, the “focus of the partnership is on joint support of youth talent and the exchange of training philosophies.”

Similar to Bayern’s arrangements with FC Dallas and Global Premier Sports among others, FC Bayern will send coaches to Japan for workshops and training events. In return, Japanese FA coaches will have the opportunity to participate in FC Bayern’s coaching instruction in Munich. Friendlies between FC Bayern and JFA youth teams and joint training camps in Munich and at the academy in Japan are also planned.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said,

We are proud to announce this partnership with one of Asia’s strongest associations. The cooperation with the JFA is an important step in pursuing our goals in Japan.

Bayern executive board member for internationalization and strategy Jörg Wacker emphasized the potential Japan holds for Bayern Munich:

The Japanese market is highly interesting for FC Bayern. The enthusiasm for football is impressive and the quality of young players is very high. That is why we founded the FC Bayern Football School in Japan, near Hiroshima, a few years ago. Now we want to add another building block to our global strategy with the partnership with the JFA.

JFA President and FIFA Council member Kōzō Tashima said:

I’m very happy the friendly relationship and sporting tradition between the JFA and FC Bayern continues, in the tradition of our mutual coach Dettmar Cramer. We are fascinated by the opportunity for our biggest talents to be introduced to the level that is required of young players in European top leagues today, at the FC Bayern Campus under the guidance of FC Bayern coaches.

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