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Man City to join rivals Tottenham, Sunderland to headline Asia Trophy

Johannesburg: English Premier League champions Manchester City will headline the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong as they join their top rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland AFC in a competition with local club South China FC in the pre-season tournament.

According to City boss Roberto Mancini, the Asia Trophy will be an interesting challenge for Manchester City, as it will give them a chance to exhibit their talent to their fans in Hong Kong, reports Sport24.

The biennial knockout event will be held from July 24-27.

It will be City`s second appearance in the tournament, after gaining the third place in Thailand in 2005, and their second successive pre-season trip to the Far East after touring China and Malaysia last year.

The Asia Trophy is the only tournament affiliated to the Premier League to be held outside the UK.