Marrakech- The Club World Cup matches taking place in Morocco will be preceded by a moment of silence and a minute’s applause to mark the life and accomplishments of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, said FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke who was speaking at the opening press conference of the tournament held at Marrakech following the meeting of the FIFA organizing committee.

Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.