Matchworld Cup

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Matchworld Cup
Founded 2011
Region Europe (UEFA), Asia (AFC), Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 6 (2011), 8 (2012), 4 (2013)
Current champions Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Most successful team(s) Al-Hilal, Zenit St. Petersburg, Shakhtar Donetsk (1 title)
Website Matchworld Cup
2013 Matchworld Cup

The Matchworld Cup is an annual international exhibition football club competition hosted by the United Arab Emirates since 2011.[1] The winners were Al-Hilal in 2011,[1] Zenit St. Petersburg in 2012,[1] Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.[2]

The 2011 and 2012 competitions were held in Dubai, and the 2013 competition was held in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City Stadium.[3] The competition is organised by Matchworld Football SA, Saudi Arabia's RPM Sports Management, and Russia's Sportlive.[4][5]

Results[edit]

Year Final Third Place Venue Teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2011 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1 – 1
(4 – 1 pen.)
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg Slovakia Žilina 3 – 1 Iran Persepolis Al Maktoum Stadium,
Dubai
6
2012 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 5 – 0 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 1 – 1
(5 – 4 pen.)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium,
Dubai
8
2013 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk N/A Russia Zenit St. Petersburg Egypt Zamalek N/A Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal Zayed Sports City Stadium,
Abu Dhabi
4

Performances by team[edit]

Team Winners Runners-Up Third Fourth
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (2012) 2 (2011, 2013)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (2013) 1 (2012)
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 1 (2011) 1 (2013)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 1 (2012)
Slovakia Žilina 1 (2011)
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor 1 (2012)
Egypt Zamalek 1 (2013)
Iran Persepolis 1 (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Passela, Amith (2013-01-13). "Shakhtar look for Abu Dhabi fixtures to provide Champions League warm-up". The National. Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Henrikh Mkhitaryan: I don't seek to be Matchworld Cup's top scorer". PanARMENIAN.Net. 2013-01-17. Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Shakhtar & Zenit to compete in Abu Dhabi Matchworld Cup". Sport 360. 2013-01-09. Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  4. ^ Jose, James (2013-01-16). "Stage all set for the Matchworld Cup". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  5. ^ Narayan, M. Satya (2013-01-13). "Egypt's Zamalek to play in Matchworld Cup". Gulf News. Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 

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