The FIFA has reconfirmed in an official statement that the Club World Cup 2014 “will be held as planned in Morocco between 10 and 20 December this year, despite recent rumors that a change in venue might be sought due to the Ebola epidemic currently affecting Africa,” FIFA.com reported.
A FIFA spokesman said the following during a press conference:
“The health of players, officials and supporters is an absolute priority during any FIFA competition. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there have not been any recorded cases of Ebola in Morocco, so consequently there is no reason to discuss a possible change of venue. Should the situation change, we will make contact with the participating clubs.”
The FIFA official added that “two months before the start of the competition, FIFA will send a memorandum to each of the participating clubs containing medical information pertaining to the tournament. This is standard procedure for every FIFA competition.”
For the time being, five clubs out of seven have already qualified for the competion. Namely the Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan, Real Madrid (UEFA), Auckland City (OFC), San Lorenzo (CONMEBOL) and Cruz Azul (CONCACAF).
The Mororoccan Times.