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TOUR 2019: City will visit Japan in July

TOUR 2019: City will visit Japan in July

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

  • City will visit Japan 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
  • Ticketing information and further pre-season matches to be announced in the coming weeks

Tour 2019, presented by Visit Abu Dhabi, will see the team visit Asia and today the Club confirmed its 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 match in Japan. The Club has a passionate fanbase there and we are excited at the prospect of playing in front of these fans.

“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.”

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 our home Nissan Stadium. 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.”

Ticketing details for this fixture will be announced in due course.

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