Football fans to honour Mandela with applause

Last updated 05:41 11/12/2013

Relevant offers

Football

FFA to investigate Perth Glory over salary cap records Unsurprised Auckland City coach says belief key for his team Real Madrid romp into Club World Cup final San Lorenzo star signals intentions against Auckland City Auckland City amaze family and friends at Club World Cup EPL in review: Stuttering Saints suffer fourth straight Premier League loss Wayne Rooney says Manchester United can win the league Melbourne Victory skipper Mark Milligan out for three games All you need to know about Auckland City FC's opponents San Lorenzo Reason: Who would want to be a goalkeeper?

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 tomorrow in Agadir. The final is on December 21 in Marrakech.

The Club World Cup is being played in Africa for the first time.

Mandela helped his native South Africa become the continent's first host of the World Cup in 2010.

The anti-apartheid campaigner and former South African president died last Thursday at 95.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content