2007 FIFA Club World Cup

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2007 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007
FIFA Club World Cup 2007 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 7 December – 16 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy Milan (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Boca Juniors
Third place Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Fourth place Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 21 (3 per match)
Attendance 315,279 (45,040 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Washington (3 goals)
Best player Brazil Kaká
2006
2008

The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament played in Japan from 7 December to 16 December 2007. It was the fourth FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament organised by FIFA for the winners of each confederation's top continental club tournament.

The trophy was won by Milan, who became the most successful team in the world in terms of international trophies won (18) and the first European team to win the trophy.

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualified teams were decided during 2007 through the six major continental competitions. The winner of each regional club championship participated in the 2007 Club World Cup. In March 2007, the FIFA executive committee introduced a qualifying playoff between the 2007 OFC Champions League champion and the host nation's 2007 J. League champion, as opposed to previous years, in which the Oceania champions were given direct entry into the tournament.[1] In order to avoid the participation of two teams from the same country, the best-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC Champions League would take the "host" berth if a Japanese team won that competition,[2] which indeed happened as Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2007 AFC Champions League. Also, the fifth-place match was eliminated for this edition.

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
Argentina Boca Juniors CONMEBOL Winner of 2007 Copa Libertadores
Italy Milan UEFA Winner of 2006–07 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel CAF Winner of 2007 CAF Champions League
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winner of 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds AFC Winner of 2007 AFC Champions League
Play-in qualification
Iran Sepahan AFC Runner up of 2007 AFC Champions League
New Zealand Waitakere United OFC Winner of 2007 OFC Champions League

† Sepahan took Japan's slot due to a Japanese team winning the AFC Champions League.

Venues[edit]

Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472 (International Stadium Yokohama) 35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.6780556°N 139.7147222°E / 35.6780556; 139.7147222 (National Olympic Stadium) 35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.0844500°N 137.1705611°E / 35.0844500; 137.1705611 (Toyota Stadium)
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
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2007 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)

Squads[edit]

For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2007 FIFA Club World Cup squads.

Referees[edit]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Australia Mark Shield
Japan Hiroyoshi Takayama
Australia Ben Wilson
Australia Nathan Gibson
CAF Benin Coffi Codjia Cameroon Evarist Menkouande
Rwanda Celestin Ntagungira
CONCACAF Mexico Marco Antonio Rodríguez Mexico Jose Luis Camargo
Mexico Pedro Rebollar
CONMEBOL Uruguay Jorge Larrionda Uruguay Mauricio Espinosa
Ecuador Miguel Nievas
OFC New Zealand Peter O'Leary New Zealand Brent Best
Solomon Islands Matthew Taro
UEFA Denmark Claus Bo Larsen Denmark Bill Hansen
Turkey Henryk Sonderby

Matches[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Play-off Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 7 December – Tokyo                          
 Iran Sepahan  3   10 December – Toyota City        
 New Zealand Waitakere United  1      Iran Sepahan  1
13 December – Yokohama
   Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  3    
 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  0
     Italy Milan  1  
16 December – Yokohama
 Italy Milan  4
9 December – Tokyo
   Argentina Boca Juniors  2
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  1
12 December – Tokyo
 Mexico Pachuca  0    
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  0
Third place
     Argentina Boca Juniors  1  
 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  2 (4)
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  2 (2)
16 December – Yokohama

All times local (UTC+9)

Play-off[edit]

7 December 2007
19:45
Sepahan Iran 3–1 New Zealand Waitakere United
Emad Mohammed Goal 3'4'
Abdul-Wahab Goal 47'
Report Aghili Goal 74' (o.g.)
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 24,788
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

Quarter-finals[edit]

9 December 2007
14:45
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 1–0 Mexico Pachuca
Narry Goal 85' Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 34,934
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

10 December 2007
19:30
Sepahan Iran 1–3 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Karimi Goal 80' Report Nagai Goal 32'
Washington Goal 54'
Aghili Goal 70' (o.g.)
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
Attendance: 33,263
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Semi-finals[edit]

12 December 2007
19:30
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 0–1 Argentina Boca Juniors
Report Cardozo Goal 37'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 37,255
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

13 December 2007
19:30
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 0–1 Italy Milan
Report Seedorf Goal 68'

Match for third place[edit]

Final[edit]

16 December 2007
19:30
Boca Juniors Argentina 2–4 Italy Milan
Palacio Goal 22'
Ambrosini Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Inzaghi Goal 21'71'
Nesta Goal 50'
Kaká Goal 61'

Scorers[edit]

Tournament round-up[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Italy Milan UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2 Argentina Boca Juniors CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
3 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds AFC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
4 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel CAF 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
5 Iran Sepahan AFC 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
7 New Zealand Waitakere United OFC 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Kaká
(Milan)
Netherlands Seedorf
(Milan)
Argentina Palacio
(Boca Juniors)
Fair play Japan Urawa Red Diamonds

References[edit]

External links[edit]