Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match
Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at
all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month.
FIFA says spectators will be asked ”to stand together in unity
to applaud and re-transmit Mandela’s message of hope and love
across the world.”
What FIFA is calling a ”Madiba Moment” will begin when Raja
Casablanca plays Auckland City to open the seven-team tournament on
Wednesday in Agadir. The final is Dec. 21 in Marrakech.
The Club World Cup is being played in Africa for the first
Mandela helped South Africa become the continent’s first host of
the World Cup in 2010.
The anti-apartheid leader and former South African president
died last week at 95.