Man City Announce Pre-season Match In Japan

Pre-season Nissan Stadium TOUR

Manchester City has announced the first details for the Club’s pre-season tour this summer, by Mcfc Editorial.

After the League cup triumph on Sunday, Manchester City are going to Japan for their Pre-season Tour.

City will visit Japan for the first time in the Club’s history during this summer’s tour of Asia

The team will play in the inaugural EuroJapan Cup against City Football Group sister club Yokohama F. Marinos of the J League on 27 July 2019 in the Nissan Stadium.

Tour 2019, presented by Visit Abu Dhabi, will see the team visit Asia and today the Club confirmed its first ever visit to Japan.
Manchester City will play City Football Group sister club, Yokohama F. Marinos in the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama on 27 July 2019.

Yokohama F. Marinos play in Japan’s J League and have been part of City Football Group since May 2014. The match is being held in conjunction with Japan’s leading events management company, Zepp Live Inc.

The Club will announce further fixtures across Asia in the coming weeks.
Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “We are delighted to announce Manchester City’s first ever match in Japan. The Club has a passionate fanbase there and we are excited at the prospect of playing in front of these fans for the first time.

“This will also be a special moment for City Football Group as Manchester City and Yokohama F. Marinos come together to play each other in a match that will provide Pep and his team with great preparation for the upcoming season.”

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Ryoji Kurosawa, Yokohama F. Marinos’ CEO, commented: “It is a great pleasure to announce that Yokohama F. Marinos is playing a friendly against Premier League Champions, Manchester City this summer.

“I am also delighted at this opportunity because we are welcoming City, sister club of Yokohama F. Marinos, to Japan for the first time of the club’s history. With the F. Marinos’ attacking style of play, I truly believe this head-to-head will be an exciting one for the supporters of the both clubs and wider Japanese football fans.”

Keiji Sugimoto, CEO of Zepp Live, commented: “We are honoured to be able to bring Manchester City to play against Yokohama F. Marinos in the inaugural EuroJapan Cup this summer. It is a match that not only both City and Marinos fans will enjoy, but also a rare opportunity to watch City, one of the best clubs in the world, play in Japan for the very first time.”

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