Nagoya to go ahead with Thai training camp
J-League side Nagoya Grampus said Tuesday they will go ahead with a two-week training camp in Thailand next month despite a wave of violent protests aimed at disrupting this weekend's elections.
The first-division club will leave on Tuesday next week for the camp during which they will play a friendly against Thai side Buriram United in Bangkok on February 15, Nagoya said in a statement.
But it said the training camp schedule could be changed "depending on the domestic situation in Thailand."
"We are receiving information from there and as long as the airport remains open, we don't think there will be any problem," the Nagoya statement reported by Kyodo news agency said. "We will continue to collect information and will proceed with caution."
Another J-League first division side Cerezo Osaka have switched their training camp in February -- ahead of the start of the J-League season -- from Thailand to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
Nagoya are scheduled to spend the first 10 days of the camp in the northern city of Chiang Mai and play three training matches against Bangkok United and other clubs, the statement said.