Kagawa seeks solace with Germany move

TOKYO, May 11 (Reuters) - Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa's disappointment at missing out on a World Cup place has been softened by a move to Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old, whose 27 goals last season helped Cerezo Osaka win promotion to Japan's top flight, would join Dortmund on a full transfer in July, the J-League club said on Tuesday.

Kagawa, who had been an outside bet for a place on Japan's squad for South Africa, will lock horns with Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe in the Bundesliga.