The Premier League Asia Trophy is returning to mainland China this summer with Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers competing in the biennial tournament.
The tournament will take place in two locations, Nanjing and Shanghai, giving more fans the opportunity to enjoy the Premier League experience and see a world-class line-up of players and managers.
All four teams will play in a double-header at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday 17 July, followed by the third-fourth place playoff and the final, which will both be staged at Shanghai’s Hongkou Stadium on Saturday 20 July.
Ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced shortly and the Premier League will continue its commitment to ensuring fans can attend matches at affordable prices.
PPSports will be the exclusive broadcaster for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China.
The Asia Trophy will be officiated by Premier League match officials as well as local match officials and will be staged in accordance with Premier League rules.
This will be the ninth edition of the tournament and the second to be held in mainland China, after Beijing hosted it in 2009.
Man City are making their third appearance, having won the trophy in 2013. Newcastle are taking part for the second time after featuring in the inaugural competition in 2003, as are West Ham, who participated in 2009.
It will be a debut appearance for Wolves.
As with previous editions, during this year’s Premier League Asia Trophy a full programme of football development initiatives is planned leading up to the matches, including coach education, referee training and a youth tournament.