Japan withdraws as host of 2021 Club World Cup


Japan have pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup due to Covid-19 restrictions in the country.

Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) informed them on Thursday that it is no longer in a position to host the competition scheduled for December.

The annual tournament features the champions of the different continents, with African being represented by Egypt.

Fifa said details about an alternative host will be announced in due course.

While Japan hosted both the Olympic and Paralympic Games recently, the country is under a state of emergency and currently grappling with its worst ever Covid wave.

The 2021 event was set to be the ninth time the tournament had been hosted in Japan and would have coincided with the JFA’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

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By FARPost Reporter