Club Nacional de Football to play against Omiya Ardija in the Saitama City Cup 2020
New York – Blue United Corporation today announced Club Nacional de Football (current Champion of Torneo Clausura 2019 in Uruguay) will play against Omiya Ardija in the Saitama City Cup 2020, to be held on Sunday February 9, 2020, at 1.00 pm at Nack 5 Stadium Omiya.
“It´s a great honour for Nacional to be present at Saitama next year to represent the tradition of Uruguayan football in such a prestigious tournament like the Saitama City Cup” said José Decurnex, president of Club Nacional de Football. “For Nacional, Japan is one of the most important countries to visit because part of our rich history was made there, wining the Toyota Cup un 1980 against Nottingham Forest and in 1988 against PSV Eindhoven. Now is the time to receive the honour of being guests in one of the most well known friendly tournaments in Japan
“We would like to thank the city of Saitama, Omiya Ardija and Club Nacional de Football for their trust in Blue United as a FIFA Match Agent to organize this exciting tournament” said Takehiko Nakamura, President of Blue United Corporation. “We are proud to continue with the mission of
Blue United, which is to connect businesses and soccer and help them build their brand and expand internationally. We look forward to seeing a great show with two high-class teams performing at their best”.
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About Saitama City Cup
Saitama City Cup is an international friendly tournament held in Saitama, Japan. The event is hosted by the city of Saitama and Omiya Ardija (JLeague club) and, several top tier European clubs have competed in the tournament in previous years: Inter Milan FC, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal FC and Feyenoord.
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Tickets will be on sale from December 20, 2019 in Japan Time.
About Omiya Ardija
Established as a club loved by the local community while valuing the history of the corporate team, the club was promoted to the J1 league in 2004. In 2013, the club achieved an undefeated record in the J1 league (no losing 21 games). Although the club experienced relegated to the J2 league in 2014, the club returned to the J1 league in 2015 after winning the J2 league.
Since 2018, the club has been joined again with the J2 league, and in that same year, the club celebrated the 20th anniversary of the club’s establishment. We are also focusing on the efforts of the academy that
will lead to the future of the club. So far, there have been a total of 18 people who have been promoted to the top team, and have established the position as one of the best teams in the J League.
The club will continue to aim for a club that will be loved by local people and contribute to the development of the region.
About Club Nacional de Football
Nacional is the most laureate football team in Uruguay with a total number of 157 official Tournaments including 3 Copa Libertadores (1971, 1980, 1988) and 3 Intercontinental Cups (1971, 1980, 1988). A quick review of Nacional´s past since it was founded in 1899 reveals several landmarks and cornerstones for the football history itself. The Gran Parque Central, his home field in Montevideo, was the stadium where it took place the first match in the history of the World Cups in 1930.
Nacional is well known all over the world for the number of young talents that where born at its football academy. The likes of Luis Suárez, Alvaro Recoba, Gastón Pereiro, Ruben Sosa, Diego Godin or Fernando Muslera are just somo of the names who wore the traditional White, Blue and red jersey of the “Tricolores”.
About Blue United Corporation
Blue United Corporation, with offices in New York, Tokyo and Nagano, launched in Fall 2015 and is full-service agency, supporting brands, companies and sport organizations in their international expansion.
Blue United Corporation focuses on elevating brands on a global scale in the American and Asian markets. Moreover, Blue United founded the first professional eSports FIFA-focused team in Japan in 2017 and conceptualizes and executes the organization of major events, such as the
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