The Suruga Bank Cup is the trophy that is contested annually between the Japan League champion and the champion of the Copa Sudamericana of last year.
In this edition, the eighth, Gamba Osaka, J-League champion 2014, and River Plate, champion of the Copa Sudamericana 2014, will face off. The game will be on Tuesday August 11 starting at 7:00 pm (Japan time) in the Banpaku Stadium.
The current champion is Kashiwa Reysol who beat Lanus 2-1 last year.
For River this will be a chance to add a ninth international title to its history while Marcelo Gallardo will go for his fourth title in a year as the coach after winning the Sudamericana, Recopa and the Libertadores.
The Suruga Bank Cup has been played since 2008 and the first champion was Arsenal de Sarandi. The next year, Inter of Porto Alegre won the title and since then there have been five Japanese champions in a row.