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The Japan Football Association has decided to relinquish its right to host this year's Club World Cup due to the country's COVID-19 restrictions and is in discussions with FIFA, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

The JFA was preparing to host the tournament for the first time in five years as part of its centennial celebrations, but the risk of increasing infections and difficulty in turning a profit due to a likely cap on spectators swayed the decision, they said.

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