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The coronavirus pandemic has forced Japan to withdraw from hosting the 2021 Club World Cup.

Following consultations with FIFA's regulatory body, the Japan Football Association said on Thursday that it has abandoned its right to host this year's FIFA Club World Cup due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. As part of its centennial festivities, the JFA was planning to host the tournament for the first time in five years, but the expected spectator limits caused by the epidemic would make it difficult for the JFA to make a profit from the event.

  8 months ago ago
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Japan to withdraw from hosting the 2021 Club World Cup.