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Man City buys into Japanese club Yokohama

Man City buys into Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos as part of global expansion

Supporters of Yokohama F. Marinos cheer during  a J-League soccer match between Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, Sunday, May 18,...

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Supporters of Yokohama F. Marinos cheer during a J-League soccer match between Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, Sunday, May 18,...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester City has expanded its global portfolio of clubs by buying a stake in Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos from Nissan Motor Co.

The Abu Dhabi-owned Premier League champions have already taken over Australian club Melbourne Heart and are starting new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC.

City announced Tuesday that as part of a new partnership with Yokohama it has bought a minority stake in the three-time J-League champions.

City says Yokohama will gain access to its "training methods, medical care, sport science, team management and coaching know-how."


Updated : 2021-08-02 05:30 GMT+08:00