• Kyodo


Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bulgaria will travel to Japan in June to take part in the Kirin Cup, the Japan Football Association said Monday.

The four-way tournament, which includes host Japan, is being held for the first time in five years. The games will be played on June 3 at Aichi Prefecture’s Toyota Stadium and June 7 at Osaka’s new Suita Stadium.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is 22nd in FIFA’s latest rankings, with Denmark 42nd, and Bulgaria 72nd. Japan is ranked 53rd.

“It’s a lineup of different types of good teams,” Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic, who is from Bosnia and Herzegovina, said. “With Japan in the mix, these four teams will produce a high-quality tournament.”

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