Soccer-Japan withdraws from hosting Club World Cup

(Reuters) - The Japan Football Association (JFA) has withdrawn from hosting the 2021 Club World Cup due to the COVID-19 situation in Japan, world soccer's governing body (FIFA) said on Thursday.

"FIFA can confirm that it has been informed today by the JFA that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hosting situation in the country, they are no longer in a position to host the FIFA Club World Cup 2021," it said in a statement.

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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