Manchester City Takes on the Far East: Tour of Thailand and Japan in Mid-July

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Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, are embarking on a journey to Asia as part of their preparations for the upcoming season. The tour, expected to take place in mid-July, will cover both Thailand and Japan, marking their first trip to the Far East since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Sportsmail UK reported that the club has already planned the itinerary for their summer tour. During their last visit to Asia in 2019, City played against their sister club, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan. It is expected that this fixture will be replicated on their upcoming tour, while they are likely to spend more time in Japan.

English football clubs have been capitalising on the growing appeal of their brand in the Asia region by organizing tours to the Far East, and Manchester City is no exception. Before the start of this season, the club went on a tour of America, where they faced some of the strongest teams such as Club America and Bayern Munich.

Despite their recent dominance in English football, Manchester City have struggled to match their form this season and currently sit five points behind league leaders, Arsenal. However, the top two sides in the country have yet to face each other in the league, and their first encounter is scheduled to take place later this month at the Etihad.

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The Gunners have an opportunity to extend their lead when they play against Everton on Saturday, but Cityzens fans will take heart from the fact that their team beat Tottenham 4-2 in the reverse fixture two weeks ago and are set to face them again on Sunday.

With the tour to Thailand and Japan on the horizon, Manchester City will be hoping to find their form and boost their performance for the next season. Whether they will be able to replicate their past successes remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: their journey to the Far East is sure to be an exciting one!

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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