2001 FIFA Club World Championship

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2001 FIFA Club World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 28 July – 12 August 2001
Teams 12 (from 6 confederations)
2000
2005

The 2001 FIFA Club World Championship was a football tournament arranged by FIFA to take place in Spain from 28 July to 12 August 2001. This was cancelled owing to a combination of factors, most importantly the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner ISL.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

The clubs invited to the 2001 tournament were:[3]

Team Confederation Qualification
Spain Deportivo La Coruña (Host) UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 La Liga
Spain Real Madrid UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League
Turkey Galatasaray UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and 2000 UEFA Super Cup
Argentina Boca Juniors CONMEBOL Winner of the 2000 Copa Libertadores
Brazil Palmeiras CONMEBOL Winner of the 1999 Copa Libertadores
United States Los Angeles Galaxy CONCACAF Winner of the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Honduras Olimpia CONCACAF Runner-up of the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Ghana Hearts of Oak CAF Winner of the 2000 CAF Champions League
Egypt Zamalek CAF Winner of the 2000 African Cup Winners' Cup
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal AFC Winner of the 2000 Asian Super Cup
Japan Júbilo Iwata AFC Winner of the 1999 Asian Super Cup
Australia Wollongong Wolves OFC Winner of the 2001 Oceania Club Championship

Venues[edit]

2001 FIFA Club World Championship semi-official logo

The following venues were planned to be used for the tournament:

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
28 July 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 1 Argentina Boca JuniorsSpain Deportivo de La Coruña
29 July 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 2 Egypt ZamalekAustralia Wollongong Wolves
1 August 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 7 Argentina Boca JuniorsEgypt Zamalek
1 August 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 8 Spain Deportivo de La CoruñaAustralia Wollongong Wolves
4 August 2001 Estadio Multiusos de San Lázaro, Santiago de Compostela 13 Australia Wollongong WolvesArgentina Boca Juniors
4 August 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 14 Spain Deportivo de La CoruñaEgypt Zamalek

Group B[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
29 July 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 3 Brazil PalmeirasHonduras Olimpia
30 July 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 4 Turkey GalatasaraySaudi Arabia Al-Hilal
2 August 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 9 Honduras OlimpiaTurkey Galatasaray
2 August 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 10 Brazil PalmeirasSaudi Arabia Al-Hilal
5 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 15 Saudi Arabia Al-HilalHonduras Olimpia
5 August 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 16 Turkey GalatasarayBrazil Palmeiras

Group C[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
31 July 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 5 Spain Real MadridJapan Júbilo Iwata
31 July 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 6 Ghana Hearts of OakUnited States Los Angeles Galaxy
3 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 11 Japan Júbilo IwataGhana Hearts of Oak
3 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 12 United States Los Angeles GalaxySpain Real Madrid
6 August 2001 Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid 17 United States Los Angeles GalaxyJapan Júbilo Iwata
6 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 18 Spain Real MadridGhana Hearts of Oak

Semi-finals[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
9 August 2001 Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 19 Winner Group A – Winner Group B
9 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 20 Winner Group C – Best 2nd Place

Third place play-off[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
12 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 21 Loser 19 – Loser 20

Final[edit]

Date Venue Match Teams
12 August 2001 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 22 Winner 19 – Winner 20

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Club Championship axed". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 18 May 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "World Club Championship might grow". USA Today. 10 August 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Global rights to FIFA's Club World Championship awarded to Brazilian sports marketing agency". PR Newswire. 26 February 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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