Champions from three major Asian professional soccer leagues will compete in Tokyo next month in a new tournament, the A3 Mazda Champions Cup 2003, organizers announced Monday in Tokyo.

Dalian Shide, China’s seven-time C. League titleholder, and five-time South Korean K. League champion Seongnam Ilhwa will play J. League champion Jubilo Iwata and the Nabisco Cup-winning Kashima Antlers, a guest from the host country, in the round-robin tournament at National Stadium in Tokyo on Feb. 16, 19 and 22.

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