BANGKOK (31 Dec 2016) – The J.League will host the “2017 J.League Asia Challenge in THAILAND”. This event marks the beginning of a new effort as part of the J.League’s Asian strategy.
This first edition will be co-hosted with the Thai League, J.League partners since 2012, in recognition of the numerous football-related exchanges between the two countries as well as 130th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations..
Beginning in 2017 and continuing over a three-year period, this competition will be hosted in countries whose domestic leagues are partnered with the J.League.
2017 J.League Asia Challenge in THAILAND
Japan Professional Football League (J.League)
January 24 (Tuesday) and 26 (Thursday), 2017
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Kashima Antlers (2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Champions)
Yokohama F. Marinos (2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 10th Place)
Bangkok United (2016 TOYOTA Thai League Runners Up)
Suphanburi FC (2016 TOYOTA Thai League 10th Place)
J.League and Thai League clubs will play each other in four total matches (clubs from the same country will not play each other)