The opening card for the new season of soccer J1 has been announced, and last season's champions Yokohama F. Marinos will face second place Kawasaki Frontale in the opening game on February 17 next year.
On the 23rd, the J League announced the opening card for the new season starting in February next year.
Of these, J1 will start on February 17 next year, and one match will be held on this day. F. Marinos, who won J1 last season, will face second place Kawasaki Frontale, who won the championship twice in a row until the previous season. I'm going to fight.
In the last five seasons, F. Marinos has won twice and Frontale has won three times, and the match between these two teams based in Kanagawa Prefecture is also called the "Kanagawa Derby."
The remaining eight games on the opening card will take place on the 18th and 19th.
J-League Cup winners Sanfrecce Hiroshima will face Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo.
Yokohama FC, returning to J1 for the first time in two seasons, will face Nagoya Grampus, while Albirex Niigata, returning to J1 for the first time in six seasons, will face Cerezo Osaka.
Other cards are
Kashiwa Reysol vs. Gamba Osaka,
FC Tokyo vs. Urawa Reds,
Kyoto Sanga vs. Kashima Antlers,
Vissel Kobe vs. Avispa Fukuoka, and
Sagan Tosu vs. Shonan Bellmare.