Roma announce Japan tour in November

Roma have announced a tour of Japan in November and will take part in the EuroJapan Cup 2022.

The Giallorossi will play two matches in the island nation this winter in the second edition of the off-season competition.

The first game, against Nagoya Grampus, will be held at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture on November 25.

The second match, which will see the defending UEFA Europa Conference League holders take on Yokohama F. Marinos, will take place at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo on November 28.

“I am delighted to bring my players to Japan in November to take part in the EuroJapan Cup,” said AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho.

“I’m really looking forward to playing against Nagoya Grampus and Yokohoma F. Marinos, two of the best and most renowned teams in the J League.

“I have great memories of my previous visits to Japan and know how much the fans there love football, so it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to return to the country once again. – and for my players to be able to test themselves against great opposition and in front of incredible crowds.

The two matches will mark the first time in nearly two decades that the club have visited the country, having faced FC Tokyo in a pre-season game in the summer of 2004.

Over 100,000 fans are expected to attend both matches this time around – with the Toyota Stadium capable of holding 42,000 fans and the country’s national stadium seating 68,000.

The National Stadium was also the site of many of the most memorable events of last year’s Olympics, including Marcell Jacobs’ 100m gold medal, Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim’s ‘shared gold’ in the men’s high jump, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Roma will be the second foreign football club to have played at the stadium, after French champions Paris Saint-Germain had the opportunity last season.

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