Both feature a small Japanese flag on their center breast areas in recognition of the host country of this year’s tournament. Fan versions of the jerseys have a print of Japan in River Plate’s famed red and white with the text “El más grande de acá a Japón” (The biggest from here to Japan).
River kick off their World Club Cup run on December 16 against the winner of the quarter-final playoff between African champions TP Mazembe and a playoff between Auckland City and the soon to be crowned 2015 Japanese J. League Divsion 1 champions. A victory in the semis will most likely set up a final meeting with FC Barcelona.
A collection of three Japanese-inspired t-shirts have also been released by the Argentine powerhouse in celebration of their quest to win their second world club championship.