Japanese football is all set to receive a major boost with Manchester City set to visit the country as part of their pre-season tour in 2019. This will be the first time City will visit Japan and they are up against Yokohama F. Marinos as part of the first-ever EuroJapan Cup. It is not a surprise that City are up against this Japanese team, who happen to a sister concern of the group that owns Manchester City. This inaugural match will take place at the Nissan Stadium on July 27.
“We are delighted to announce Manchester City’s first ever match in Japan.The club has a passionate fan base 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,” said Omar Berrada.”With the F. Marinos’ attacking style of play, I truly believe this head to head will be an exciting one for the supporters of both clubs and wider Japanese football fans,” said Kurosawa.