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Fifa first for Morocco

TOKYO - Morocco will become the first African country to host the annual Club World Cup of continental winners, Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced.

The north African country will host the 2013 and 2014 editions of the tournament, Blatter said after a meeting in Tokyo of the world footballing body's executive committee.

The 2011 Club World Cup ended in Yokohama, next to Tokyo, on Sunday, when European champions Barcelona beat Santos of Brazil 4-0 in the final.

The United Arab Emirates is the other country to have held the showpiece, and it was hosted by Brazil in 2000.

The 2012 tournament will also be in Japan and Blatter said Fifa wanted the area hit by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in March to host some games.

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