The J-League on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Malaysian Super League as Japan’s top football competition continues to create links across Asia.
The agreement with the Southeast Asian league is the eighth thus far for the J-League following similar arrangements in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Earlier this year, the league also announced a partnership with Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League, their first such cooperation in West Asia.
In addition to allowing for exchanges of information and personnel between the two leagues, the pact will also look to promote friendly matches between the two countries’ clubs, expand J-League broadcasts within Malaysia, and increase awareness of the Malaysian Super League within Japan.
Further details of the agreement will be announced during a Kuala Lumpur press conference to be held in June.