FIFA has reiterated there is no going back on its decision on Morocco to host the 2014 Club World Cup championship despite fears over Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Morocco, who hosted the tournament last year, pulled out of hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month and was subsequently disqualified from the competition by CAF as punishment.
The Moroccoan FA believed hosting the AFCON competition is inimical and thought thousands of travelling supporters from west Africa pose a risk and wanted a postponement of at least six months.
The virus has killed at least 4,950 people in the world’s worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976.
However, FIFA tweeted on Wednesday to confirm Morocco will host the Club World Cup which comprises European Champions Real Madrid and Entente Seitif of Africa in December this year.
“The #ClubWC 2014 will take place in Morocco and all preparations continue as planned,” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter handle.
The FIFA Club World Cup is held annually, designed to create unity via football and features the champion clubs of each continent.
Teams to feature this year are Real Madrid (Europe), San Lorenzo (South America), Western Sydney Wanderers (Asia), Auckland City (Oceania), Cruz Azul (CONCACAF) and Entente Seitif (Africa) as well as hosts’ club, Moghre Athletic of Morocco.