In a bid to lure fans to the upcoming World Club Championship, the Japan Football Association is offering punters who attend the Dec. 11-18 tournament the chance to win tickets for next year’s World Cup finals in Germany.

Ticket sales for the revamped six-team tournament have been sluggish due, in part, to the absence of a Japanese team and the JFA has decided to give 100 people an opportunity to win World Cup tickets by way of a lottery.

Details on how to enter the draw will be made available at each of the venues. The club champions from the six confederations will compete in the event that replaces the Toyota Cup, which had been played in Japan between the champions of South America and Europe until last year.

The European and South American champions now join those from Africa, Asia, Oceania and CONCACAF in the tournament that has so far been staged once, in Brazil, in 2000.

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