Hong Kong casino brand Galaxy Entertainment has signed as the new title partner of the inaugural EuroJapan Cup.
The cup is an annual pre-season fixture which will see some of Europe’s biggest clubs compete against J-League opposition.
Under the two-year deal, the event will be rebranded as the Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup.
The inaugural cup will see Premier League side Manchester City take on its Japanese sister club, the Yokohama F. Marinos, at the Marinos’ Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on July 27.
The two clubs have been linked since the Marinos joined the City Football Group network in May 2014.
The EuroJapan Cup aims to promote sports participation and grassroots football in Japan. Around the event, there will be soccer clinics where youngsters can meet with some of the top players from both Europe and Japan.
Man City’s Tour 2019, presented by Visit Abu Dhabi, will see the club visit a number of locations across Asia-Pacific.
Omar Berrada, chief operating officer at Manchester City, said: “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.”
The EuroJapan Cup is organised by the Japan Football Association, Japan Professional Football League (J-League), Nippon Television Network Corporation, and Japanese events management company Zepp Live Inc.