[Announcement]The Results of the JapaFunCup International Friendly Football Match
between U-18 ASIAN ELEVEN and U-18 Tohoku Selection Team
Live Halftime Show Performance by Little Glee Monster

July 8 2019


On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the JapaFunCup International Friendly Football Match between ASIAN ELEVEN, the U-18 Southeast Asia all-star team, and the U-18 Tohoku Selection Team from Japan was held at the J-Village National Training Center in Naraha-machi / Hirono-machi, Fukushima Prefecture. The match ended in a 0-0 draw at the end of regular time, with the ASIAN ELEVEN winning 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out.

The JapaFunCup was jointly organized by The Japan Foundation Asia Center (JFAC) and the Japan Football Association (JFA), as a part of the “Asia in Resonance 2019” program for cultural exchange between Japan and Southeast Asia. The ASIAN ELEVEN, a team of U-18 players from 11 Southeast Asian countries, faced off against a team of U-18 players selected from the six prefectures of Japan’s Tohoku region. The J-Village Stadium where the match was held is a symbol of sports and disaster recovery, connecting Japan and the world through sport as the starting point for the Japan leg of the Olympic torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and the training camp for Argentina’s Rugby World Cup team. JFAC has been promoting football exchanges since 2014 to develop football players between Southeast Asia and Japan, and this event is the culmination of projects to share knowledge and experience across borders.

  • photo 01 During the match (c)JFA
  • photo 02 The moment of victory (c)JFA
  • photo 03 The two teams, after the match (c)JFA

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Inquiries regarding this topic:
The Japan Foundation Asia Center ASIAN ELEVEN Press Relations (Kreab KK)
Mr. Kawaguchi, Ms. Yajima, Ms. Tada, Ms. Tomohiro, Ms. Watanabe
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