South Africa gets boost in Club World Cup pursuit


South Africa have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit to host the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup.     

The South African Football Association (SAFA) was said to have expressed an interest in hosting the tournament after Japan withdrew as the hosts earlier this month.

SAFA president Danny Jordaan is believed to have travelled to Nigeria in the last week to discuss the possibility of his nation hosting the prestigious tournament, with FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the secretary-general, Fatma Samoura. 

One country that was rumoured to have an interest in hosting the CWC was Brazil who just successfully hosted the 2021 Copa America from June to July.  

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However, the latest reports from the South American outlet UOL Esporte state that the South American country has opted out of hosting the tournament. 

Al Ahly and Chelsea have qualified after winning the Champions Leagues in their respective continents while Auckland City and the four champions from the CONMEBOL, AFC and CONCACAF associations are expected to join them in this year’s competition.  

If South Africa were to be chosen as the hosts, the DStv reigning champions, Mamelodi Sundowns will secure the remaining available spot.  

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