Greuther Furth, meanwhile, were downed 2-0 by Erzgebirge
Aue despite winning the shot count 24-11 and having 63 per cent possession in their opener and they could represent value when they face St Pauli.
A tough tackling midfielder, who is composed on the ball and has an eye for a pass, Strauss was sorely missed in the two semifinal matches against Vietnam after he got recalled by his club, Erzgebirge
Sato has resumed club duties for Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe in Romania while Strauss is with German division two side, Erzgebirge
After wrapping up the four-game group stage, Fil-German midfielder John-Patrick Strauss and Fil-Japanese defender Daisuke Sato packed their bags to rejoin their respective clubs, Bundesliga 2 outfit FC Erzgebirge
Aue and Romanian Liga 1 club Sepsi OSK.
They face Sonnerhoff on Saturday, July 16 with another game against Erzgebirge
four days later.
German Cup - Borussia M'gladbach v Werder Bremen, Unterhaching v Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich v Darmstadt, Erzgebirge
Aue v Heidenheim.
And the only third-division side left in the competition, Erzgebirge
Aue, will welcome second-division Heidenheim.
Our destination in a small little village Seiffen, tucked away in the Ore or Erzgebirge
mountains, closer to the town of Prague in the Czech Republic.
TODAY'S LIKELY LINE-UPS ESTONIA - Sergei Pareiko (Volga Nizhny Novgorod); Ken Kallaste (Nomme Kalju), Ragnar Klavan (Augsburg), Alo Barengrub (Nomme Kalju), Enar Jaager (Lierse); Karol Mets (Flora Tallinn); Ilya Antonov (Levadia), Martin Vunk (Nomme Kalju), Joel Lindpere (Banik Ostrava), Sergei Zenjov (Blackpool); Henri Anier (Erzgebirge
Among clubs from 2.Bundesliga fairly close to Nuremberg are FC Erzgebirge
Aue, SpVgg Greuther Fuerth and FSV Frankfurt, although no xtures have yet been nalised and Fuerth still have a promotion play-o against Hamburg SV.
Hearts could land a muchneeded PS100,000 windfall after Arvydas Novikovas signed for German Second Division side Erzgebirge
FRIENDLIES (7.45 unless stated): Braintree Town v Ipswich (7.30), Bury v Burnley, Dartford v West Ham XI, Dorchester v Yeovil, Durham City v Carlisle (7.00), Erzgebirge
Aue v Brentford, Forest Green v Swindon (7.20), Gateshead v York (7.30), Hamilton v Motherwell, (7.00) Heswall v Tranmere (7.00), Hitchin v Stevenage, Malaysia All-Stars XI v Arsenal (2.45), Rotherham v Doncaster, Scunthorpe v Grimsby (7.00), Shrewsbury v Birmingham, Tamworth v West Brom, Telford v Walsall, Witham Town v Colchester, Woking v AFC Wimbledon, Bashley v Crewe, AFC Emley v Huddersfield (7.00).