Everything you need to know ahead of the first match of City’s pre-season tour of Asia.

Pep Guardiola’s men will travel to the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Wednesday 19 July, before facing Yokohama F Marinos and Bayern Munich.

One final pre-season clash will take place in Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, against Atletico Madrid.

First up, though, City pit our wits against reigning J1 League champions and CFG sister club, Yokohama F Marinos in our first match since claiming a historic Treble.

Find out all the important pre-match information, including how to follow the action live, below…

When and where

City travel to the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday 23 July.

Kick-off is set for 11:00 (UK), with the match available to watch live on CITY+ and Recast for viewers in the United Kingdom.

The key moments can also be followed on the official Man City app, as well as on Twitter: @ManCity.


CITY XI: Ortega Moreno, Walker (C), Stones, Akanji, Ake, Phillips, Kovacic, McAtee, Palmer, Grealish, Alvarez

Subs: Ederson, Carson,  Dias, Cancelo, Haaland, Laporte, Rodrigo, Bruyne, Silva, Gómez,  Perrone, Foden,  Bobb, Lewis

YOKOHAMA F. MARINOS XI: Ichimori, Matsubara, Hatanaka, Eduardo, Nagato, Watanabe, Kida, Junior, Mizunuma, Lopes, Elber

Subs: Iikura, Shirasaka, Kanijima, Saneto, Yoshio, Yamane, Kimura, Sakakibara, Uenaka, Inoue, Matheus, Miyaichi, Murakami, Sugimoto

Man City App Coverage

As always, the official Man City app has got you covered when it comes to following the action from wherever you are in the world.

You can keep across the action via our Matchday Centre on mancity.com and the official Man City app, which provides blow-by-blow updates, analysis and reaction before, during and after the clash.

Those with push notifications turned on in the app will be alerted to key moments throughout the game as they happen, while Alistair Mann and former City midfielder Michael Brown will also provide audio commentary.

A detailed match report as well as reaction from Pep Guardiola and players alike can also be accessed soon after the final whistle.

A CITY+ [for UK subscribers] and Recast full-match replay is available from 13:00, while extended highlights will follow one hour later, excluding Japan.

For more information on our tour coverage and how to subscribe to CITY+ or Recast, click here.

Matchday Live

As always, you can enjoy the game day experience with a more City-centric twist by tuning in to Matchday Live.

Featuring City legends over in Tokyo and in our Studio at the City Football Academy, the show offers a unique blend of expert insight and plenty of laughs along the way.

Joleon Lescott and Shaun Wright-Phillips will provide analysis from the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, while Natalie Pike will be joined by Keith Curle, Paul Dickov and David James back at base in Manchester.

Available to watch on all our digital platforms, our guests will return for a half-time debrief and more detailed post-match discussion, following extensive build-up to all the action.

Previous meeting

City and Yokohama F Marinos last faced each other in the summer of 2019, in what was our first-ever game in Japan.

And it would end in victory, with Pep Guardiola’s men rounding off our pre-season tour with a hard-fought 3-1 triumph in front of 65,000 supporters at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with a powerful near-post drive after evading an opposing defender with a clever cut inside onto his left foot.

The lead was short lived, with Keita Endo firing home on the rebound inside five minutes of De Bruyne’s opener, but Raheem Sterling would restore our advantage with a clinical finish before the break.

And the victory was wrapped up in stoppage time when Luka Nmecha tapped home Adrian Bernabe’s ball across the face of goal.

Watch our Asia Tour matches on CITY+ or Recast

Watch selected live games and premium content through a CITY+ subscription or by following us on Recast.

CITY+ and Recast are the only two options to access selected live matches, including all three games on our pre-season tour, and full-match replays of our men’s and women’s fixtures throughout the 2023/24 season.

It’s also where you will find the entire catalogue of City Studios documentaries and vodcasts.

Watchable through our official website or app, CITY+ is available via an annual subscription of £34.99 a year, saving you £24 on our monthly offering.

Choose monthly and pay £4.99 a month with the option to cancel anytime.

Official Cityzens and Season Ticket Members can subscribe annually for £30 a year, a saving of £29.

Subscribe to CITY+

Alternatively, you can join us on Recast for a flexible, pay-per-view option on all the same exciting content found on CITY+.

Simply follow our official channel and pay for the matches, documentaries, full-match replays and vodcasts you want to see.

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