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Details confirmed for 2017 J.LEAGUE Asia Challenge in Thailand, Interleague Cup

Details confirmed for 2017 J.LEAGUE Asia Challenge in Thailand, Interleague Cup

The J.League has confirmed details regarding the 2017 J.LEAGUE Asia Challenge in Thailand, Interleague Cup, which will be held from January 24 to January 26 in Bangkok. All matches of the friendly competition will be broadcast live in Thailand.

A press conference promoting tournament will be held next week in Bangkok as per the details below.

- Tournament Data -

2017 J.League Asia Challenge in Thailand, Interleague Cup Outline

○Cooperating Agencies
○Match Schedule
○Thai Broadcasting Details
○Ticket Sales Information

Tournament Press Conference
Date:January 17, 2017 11:00~12:00 (GMT+7)
Venue:The Emerald Hotel, Morakot Room
99/1 Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400

Scheduled Participants:
FA Thailand President Poompanmoung Somyot
J.League Vice Chairman Hiromi Hara
Japanese Embassy Associate Deputy Chief of Mission Minister Hideo Fukushima
Bangkok United    
Suphanburi FC

[Tournament Summary]

●Tournament Name:
130th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations
2017 J. LEAGUE Asia Challenge in Thailand, Interleague Cup

●Organisers:J.League,Thai League

●Sponsors:Molten Corporation
True Corporation Public Company Limited (Media Partner)

●Tournament Dates:January 24-26, 2017

●Participating Clubs:
Kashima Antlers (2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League Champions)
Yokohama F. Marinos (2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 10th Place)
Bangkok United (2016 Thai League 2nd Place)
Suphanburi FC (2016 Thai League 10th Place)

●Venue:Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
●Tournament Format:
J.League and Thai League clubs will face off in a series of four matches
Clubs from same country will not face each other
Matches will last 90 minutes (45 minute halves) with no extra time or penalties

[Points]
Win: 3 points
Draw: 1 point
Loss: 0 points

[Standings]
●Standings will be determined by the overall performance of each league, not by each club.
●Following the conclusion of the tournament, the league with the most points will be declared the winner.
●However, if both leagues have an equal number of points, standings shall be determined by the following tiebreakers:
○Total Goal Difference
○Total Goals Scored
●If the two leagues are still even after these tiebreakers, the tournament will be declared a draw.

[Team Squad Limit]
40 players per team (maximum of five foreign players)

[Matchday Squad Limit]
20 player per team (maximum of five foreign players, however only four foreign players including one AFC passport holder may be on the pitch simultaneously)

[Substitutions]
Each team may make a maximum of eight (8) substitutes in each match.

[Awards]
The winning team will receive a championship cup.

[Match Schedule]

Match No.

Date

Kickoff Time (GMT+7)*

Match

Venue

Thai Broadcaster

1

1/24

(Tue)

16:00

Suphanburi FC

vs

Kashima Antlers

Rajamangala Stadium

True

2

19:00

Bangkok United

vs

Yokohama F. Marinos

True4U/True

3

1/26

(Thu)

16:00

Bangkok United

vs

Kashima Antlers

True

4

19:00

Suphanburi FC

vs

Yokohama F. Marinos

True4U/True

●Thailand (GMT+7) is two hours ahead of Japan (GMT+9)

[Broadcast Details (Thailand)]
True: True Visions Group Co, Ltd. (Cable TV) 
http://truevisionsgroup.truecorp.co.th/
*A contract with True Visions is required for viewing

True4U: True4U Station Co., Ltd (Digital OTA)
http://true4u.truelife.com/

●Foreign Team Introduction:
Bangkok United

Founded as Bangkok University FC in 1998, the club won their first Thai Premier League title in 2006 and appeared the following year in the AFC Champions League. The club’s current identity as Bangkok United was adopted in 2009. After finishing second in the 2016 Thai League, they will participate in the 2017 AFC Champions League from the playoff stage and could face Japanese side Gamba Osaka. Ahead of the 2017 season, they are actively strengthening their squad with signings such as current Thai international Pokklaw Anan.
Website: http://www.bangkokunitedfc.com/

Suphanburi F.C.

Founded in 1998 in the Suphanburi province of central Thailand. The club has shown improved results in recent years, including a third-place finish in the 2015 Thai Premier League. Their current squad includes current Thai international Charyl Chappuis, a half-Swiss midfielder who represented Switzerland at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Suphanburi, who have partnered with Yokohama F. Marinos since 2013, have actively participated in exchange opportunities at the youth level.    
Website: http://www.suphanburifootballclub.com/

■Sponsor Introduction:
Molten Corporation
http://www.molten.co.jp/     

True Corporation Public Company Limited
One of Thailand’s major communications companies, providing mobile, paid television, and internet services. Part of CP (Charoen Pokphand), the country’s largest conglomerate.
http://true.listedcompany.com/

●Ticketing Dates & Information
Date: January 11, 2017 10:00~ (GMT+7)
Tickets available online and in person from Thai Ticket Major

●Internet Sales
Fans living outside of Thailand may purchase tickets at the following sites. Registration is required.

English:
http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/sport/j-league-asia-challenge-thailand-2017-interleague-cup-en.html
Thai:
http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/sport/j-league-asia-challenge-thailand-2017-interleague-cup-th.html

●In-Person Sales
Tickets are available in person at the following retail locations:
(English) http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/helpchart.php

●Ticket Prices:
○Category 1 Main Stand General Admission - 500 Thai Baht
○Category 2 Back Stand, Home & Away End General Admission - 130 Thai Baht

●Tickets are sold for each matchday (January 24, January 26). One ticket will allow access to both matches on one day.

●Areas behind the goal may be designated for certain clubs’ supporters on the day of the match for security purposes.

●Seating Chart:

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