Host country Japan pulled out of hosting the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. As a result of this, SAFA has confirmed their interest in having the tournament in South Africa.
The event will take place for a few weeks in December. FIFA now must identify the next best country to host the event.
Japan abruptly pulled out due to rising covid-19 cases in the country. This is after the country hosted the Olympic games only last month.
According to reports, South Africa is one of three countries to have bid to host. They other two countries are Egypt and Qatar.
SAFA President Danny Jordaan is said to be expecting a verdict by Friday.
“We’ll know our position by the end of the week” Jordan said to the Associated Press.
South Africa is no stranger to hosting large worldwide events. The country famously hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
This year’s Club World Cup will feature UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea and CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly.
There will be other continental winners at the showpiece event too. South Africa Bids to Host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup!