Man City to invest in J-League's Yokohama Marinos
Yokohama F.Marinos forward Sho Ito (#16/2nd left) battles for the ball with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Lee Jae-Sung (#17/2nd right) during an AFC Champions League game in Yokohama on April 15, 2014 - by Toru Yamanaka
Nissan Motor Co., the main shareholder, said in a statement the partnership has been "designed to create new global opportunities for the Yokohama F Marinos and Japanese soccer talent".
Terms of the deal were not known.
Under the partnership the Marinos, three-time J-League champions, will gain "unrivalled access to CFG's training methods, medical care, sport science, team management and coaching know-how", the statement said.
CFG has a global network consisting of the newly crowned English Premier League champions Manchester City, Melbourne Heart FC of Australia and New York City FC, a US Major League Soccer outfit.
"This partnership will contribute to the growth of the club, the club's home town and Japanese soccer," said Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
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