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26/06/2013 09:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Profile: Yokohama

Manchester United will play two games in Japan during Tour 2013 presented by Aon, starting with a match at the Nissan Stadium in the Kagome Regeneration Challenge...

Date
Tuesday 23 July 2013. KO: 19:20 local time, 11:20 BST.

Location
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.

Tickets
All tickets have now been sold.

The opposition
Yokohama F・Marinos were originally formed as Nissan Football Club in 1972. Since 1993 (the year the J.League was introduced), the club has won three league titles - 1995, 2003 and 2004 - with Marinos becoming the first club to win back-to-back titles in '03 and '04. The club clinched the Emperors Cup in 1992 and won the Nabisco Cup in 2001. A number of Marinos players, including Shunsuke Nakamura and Yuji Nakazawa, are full Japanese internationals with World Cup experience.

Head coach
Yasuhiro Higuchi played for Marinos when it was Nissan Football Club. After retiring as a player, he started his career as a coach at Nissan Football Club School. He later became manager of its Academy and first team. He went on to manage Montedio Yamagata (2006), Omiya Ardija (2007) and Yokohama FC (2009), before returning to Marinos as a coach in 2010. He took over the managerial reins in 2012.

Star man
Shunsuke Nakamura. The captain and the team's main man. Since making his debut in 1997, Nakamura has scooped a number of individual awards, including the J.League Player of the Year prize. After excelling in his homeland early on in his career, he left for Europe in 2002. The Japanese midfielder played in Europe for eight years - Reggina (2002-05), Celtic (2005-09) and Espanyol (2009-10) and claimed the Scottish PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2006/07. Nakamura, who

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