Safa, Iran and the English FA had also shown interest in hosting the event in 2013 and 2014, however Fifa disclosed today that Morocco is the only member association remaining in the process. A formal decision will be made in December. Abu Dhabi played host to the Club World Cup in 2009 and 2010. Barcelona won the former tournament and Inter Milan the latter in championship games played at Zayed Sports City before crowds of more than 40,000 people. Tokyo will host the Club World Cup this year and in 2012. Morocco will become the first African country to host the event. Japan has been the hosts four times, the UAE twice and Brazil once. The competition includes six continental champions as well as the top club from the host nation. African clubs had struggled in the competition until last December when TP Mazembe, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, stunned Internacional of Brazil before losing 3-0 to the Italian side Inter in the final.