2015 Suruga Bank Championship
The 2015 Suruga Bank Championship (Japanese: スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015; Spanish: Copa Suruga Bank 2015) was the eighth edition of the Suruga Bank Championship, the club football match co-organized by the Japan Football Association, the football governing body of Japan, CONMEBOL, the football governing body of South America, and J. League, the professional football league of Japan, between the winners of the previous season's J. League Cup and Copa Sudamericana.
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita, Japan hosted the match
|Date||11 August 2015|
|Venue||Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita|
|Referee||Tan Hai (China)|
29.7 °C (85.5 °F)
The match was contested between Japanese team Gamba Osaka, the 2014 J. League Cup winners, and Argentine team River Plate, the 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners. It was hosted by Gamba Osaka at the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita on 11 August 2015.
River Plate won the match 3–0 to win their third international club title in 2015, after the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2015 Copa Libertadores (where they played in the finals less than a week before), and also became the first South American team to win this competition since 2009.
|Team||Association / Confederation||Qualification||Previous appearances|
|Gamba Osaka||Japan Football Association||2014 J. League Cup winners||1 (2008)|
|River Plate||CONMEBOL||2014 Copa Sudamericana winners||None|
The Suruga Bank Championship was played as a single match, with the J. League Cup winner hosting the match. If the score was tied at the end of regulation, a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played). A maximum of seven substitutions could be made during the match.
|Gamba Osaka||0–3||River Plate|
Report (J. League)
|Sánchez 8' (pen.)
- 2015年8月11日（火）万博記念競技場で開催決定 スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015OSAKA Jリーグヤマザキナビスコカップ/コパ・トタル・スダメリカーナ 王者決定戦 (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 16 December 2014.
- "Copa Suruga Bank: River Plate derrotó 3 a 0 al Gamba Osaka y es el nuevo campeón" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 11 August 2015.