The opening card for the new season of the J-League soccer, which will start in February next year, has been announced, and Kawasaki Frontale, who is aiming for the third straight victory in J1, will play against FC Tokyo at home.

According to the J-League, the new season of 18 J1 teams will start on February 18th next year, when Frontale, who is aiming for the third straight victory, will face FC Tokyo led by new coach Albert Puig Ortoneda. became.



The match between these two teams with adjacent hometowns is also called "Tamakawa Classico".



The other eight games will be played on either February 19th or 20th.



Nagoya Grampus, who won the J-League Cup this year and was appointed by new coach Kenta Hasegawa, will face Vissel Kobe in 3rd place.



Urawa Reds, who won the Emperor's Cup this season, will face Kyoto Sanga, who returned to J1 for the first time in 12 seasons.



Yokohama F. Marinos, who is second in the league this season, will play against Cerezo Osaka.



In addition, Shonan Bellmare, who stayed in J1 in 16th place this season, will face Kashiwa Reysol.



Avispa Fukuoka will face Jubilo Iwata, who has returned to J1 for the first time in three seasons.



The cards for the remaining three games are


▽ Shimizu S-Pulse vs. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo,


▽ Gamba Osaka vs. Kashima Antlers, and


▽ Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Sagan Tosu.



Next season's J-League will be held on November 5, next year, one month earlier than this season, in light of the World Cup.

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