Japan confirms that it will not host the Club World Cup

The Japan Football Association (JFA) confirmed on Tuesday that the country will not host the FIFA Club World Cup that was scheduled to take place next December, due to the situation of the pandemic.

The JFA has informed FIFA of its decision not to host the competition in this edition, and now it is up to the highest body in world football to determine where the tournament would be played.

The organization of the Club World Cup was part of the program to celebrate the centenary of the Japan Football Association, but given the difficulties of anticipating the evolution of the pandemic in the coming months, the decision was made to step aside.

FIFA announced in December 2020 that the Club World Cup initially scheduled for that year would be held at the end of 2021 in Japan and maintaining the traditional format of seven teams, within the framework of the rescheduling of international competitions due to the pandemic. .

Chelsea have already secured their place in the tournament as current Champions League champions, Egyptian Al Alhy after winning the Asian Champions League, New Zealand Auckland City, as well as teams to be determined from the American continent, Africa and a club of the host country.

Japan hosted the “Mundialito” in 2015 and 2016 for the last time, tournaments that were respectively won by FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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