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Mazda to Sponsor Sanfrecce Hiroshima Soccer Club in AFC Champions League


Sanfrecce Hiroshima are aiming to become club champions of Asia

HIROSHIMA, Japan - Mazda Motor Corporation will sponsor the Sanfrecce Hiroshima soccer club’s participation in the 2010 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League and provide a new team uniform for the competition. Sanfrecce Hiroshima competes in Division 1 of the Japan Professional Football League (J League) under the club motto, “We Fight Together.” Mazda will support Sanfrecce in their bid to win the club championship of Asia for the first time.

Sanfrecce’s matches in the AFC Champions League are scheduled both overseas and at the club’s home ground in Hiroshima. This arrangement reflects Mazda’s position as a global corporation with its roots in Hiroshima. It is also one reason why Mazda opted to sponsor Sanfrecce by providing uniforms for the competition. This is the latest example of Mazda and Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s long history of cooperation.

Sanfrecce’s schedule for 2010 AFC Champions League group stage:
Feb 24 (Wed) 19:00 kickoff vs Shandong Luneng (China) venue: Hiroshima (Big Arch)
Mar 10 (Wed) 19:30 kickoff vs Pohang Steelers (S. Korea) venue: Pohang
Mar 24 (Wed) 18:00 kickoff vs Adelaide United (Australia) venue: Adelaide
Mar 30 (Tue) 19:00 kickoff vs Adelaide United (Australia) venue: Hiroshima (Big Arch)
Apr 13 (Tue) 20:30 kickoff vs Shandong Luneng (China) venue: Jinan
Apr 27 (Tue) 19:00 kickoff vs Pohang Steelers (S. Korea) venue: Hiroshima (Big Arch)

* All times given in Japan Standard Time

Further information is available on the Sanfrecce Hiroshima official Web site (an English Web page is scheduled to be uploaded on February 20):


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