The J.League will host a friendly tournament named as 2017 J.League Asia Challenge in Thailand.
This event marks the beginning of a new effort as part of the J.League’s Asian strategy.
This first edition will be co-hosted with the Thai League, J.League partners since 2012, in recognition of the numerous football-related exchanges between the two countries as well as 130th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations.
Beginning in 2017 and continuing over a three-year period, this competition will be hosted in countries whose domestic leagues are partnered with the J.League.
The tournament will be held in January 24 and January 26 with the participation of four teams: Kashima Antlers, Yokohama F. Marinos , Bangkok United and Suphanburi FC.
J.League and Thai League clubs will play each other in four total matches (clubs from the same country will not play each other)