Club World Cup to be held in Japan
Tokyo – After two years of absence to hold the Club World Cup, Japan re-appointed by FIFA to host the tournament for the next two years.
In 2005, Japan was the first host of the tournament after being “suspended animation” for five years, since it was first held in Brazil in 2000.
For four consecutive years they always be the host (2005-2008) that had punctuated the United Arab Emirates in 2009 and 2010. Then back in 2011 and 2012.
Then FIFA decided to give a chance for countries in the African continent to host Morocco in the last two editions.
But for the event this year and in 2016 it was decided that Japan will be re-visited by the clubs members of FIFA’s confederation championship, held 10-20 December 2015.
“This country already has a good track record for menghelat FIFA events, including the World Cup six times where everything ended successfully,” said FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, as quoted by Reuters.
The last time that a champion team in Japan are Corinthians, who beat Chelsea 1-0 three years ago.
“It will be an important experience for us and we can step forward again to hold a grand event of sports including Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” the president said Japan Football Federation (JFA), Kuniya Daini.