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Indian Football News: Manchester City to tour India during 2023/24 pre-season

Indian Football News, Man City has looked into the commercial opportunities in India following the success of their sub club, Mumbai City FC.

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In Indian Football News, Manchester City has looked into the commercial opportunities in India following the success of their subsidiary club, Mumbai City FC. Mumbai City won their first Indian Super League title in 2020-21 and are currently seven points clear at the top thanks to a record-breaking 16-match unbeaten streak.

Manchester City are considering a landmark visit to India during pre-season ahead of 2023-24, Football Insider has learned.

 It is not common for a European club to visit the sub-continent for their pre-season. They usually choose to visit the United States, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or Australia. With the legendary club deciding to choose India, it shows the level of interest of the EPL clubs in the country.

The Cityzens are wary about the weather during the time they would like to visit. The players and staff are not used to the sub-continent's weather. They are aware, however, that any other issues will be offset by potential commercial inroads. The Indian Super League is among the fastest-growing leagues in the world, and the nation's interest in European football is also on the rise.

In January, Manchester City partnered with Jio to deepen its ties to India. Rise Worldwide, India's largest sports and entertainment firm, coordinated the partnership. City's trip to the subcontinent will most likely consist of just one game rather than a full tour.

Mumbai City won their first Indian Super League title in 2020-21 and are currently seven points clear at the top thanks to a record-breaking 16-match unbeaten streak.

Man City recognise that the region's climate could be an issue during the summer months, but the club's bean counters believe any logistical issues are offset by potential commercial inroads.

The Indian Super League is among the fastest-growing leagues in the world and the nation's interest in European football is also on the rise.

Instead of playing against Mumbai City FC, Man City could face an all-star XI from the Indian Super League. That would increase the audience base and attract more people to watch the game.

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