2000 FIFA Club World Championship

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2000 FIFA Club World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Clubes da FIFA
Brasil 2000
Poster depicting a multicolored ball in a blue background. The lower half contains writing in a heavily stylised font: "FIFA Club World Championship 2000 Brazil".
2000 FIFA Club World Championship
official logo[1]
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates5–14 January
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Corinthians (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Vasco da Gama
Third placeMexico Necaxa
Fourth placeSpain Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored43 (3.07 per match)
Attendance514,000 (36,714 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Romário
France Nicolas Anelka
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Edílson
Fair play awardSaudi Arabia Al-Nassr

The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA as football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999.[2] All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã and São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi.

Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament.

Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

The clubs that qualified for the tournament were:

Team Confederation Qualification
Brazil Corinthians (host) CONMEBOL Winner of the 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr AFC Winner of the 1998 Asian Super Cup
England Manchester United UEFA Winner of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League
Mexico Necaxa CONCACAF Winner of the 1999 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Morocco Raja Casablanca CAF Winner of the 1999 CAF Champions League
Spain Real Madrid UEFA Winner of the 1998 Intercontinental Cup
Australia South Melbourne OFC Winner of the 1999 Oceania Club Championship
Brazil Vasco da Gama CONMEBOL Winner of the 1998 Copa Libertadores


São Paulo Rio de Janeiro
Morumbi Maracanã
23°36′0″S 46°43′12″W / 23.60000°S 46.72000°W / -23.60000; -46.72000 (Morumbi) 22°54′42″S 43°13′49″W / 22.91167°S 43.23028°W / -22.91167; -43.23028 (Maracanã)
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 103,022
Sao paulo and america de cali - recopa sudamericana of 2006 - 01.jpg Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.jpg


For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads.


Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee.[4]

Confederation Referee(s) Assistant(s)
AFC Kuwait Saad Mane Kazakhstan Serguey Ufimtsev
CAF Senegal Daouda N'Doye Uganda Ali Tomusangue
CONCACAF Costa Rica William Mattus Trinidad and Tobago Haseeb Mohammed
CONMEBOL Argentina Horacio Elizondo
Colombia Óscar Ruiz
Paraguay Miguel Giacomuzzi
Uruguay Fernando Cresci
OFC New Zealand Derek Rugg Samoa Lavetala Siuamoa
UEFA Italy Stefano Braschi
Netherlands Dick Jol
Denmark Jens Larsen
Poland Jacek Pociegiel


Matches were played in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off.

First stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Corinthians 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Spain Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
Morocco Raja Casablanca 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
Real Madrid Spain3–1Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Anelka Goal 21'
Raúl Goal 61'
Sávio Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Al-Husseini Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,000

Corinthians Brazil2–0Morocco Raja Casablanca
Luizão Goal 50'
Fábio Luciano Goal 64'

Real Madrid Spain2–2Brazil Corinthians
Anelka Goal 19'71' Report Edílson Goal 28'64'

Raja Casablanca Morocco3–4Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Al Dosari Goal 25' (o.g.)
El Moubarki Goal 67'
El Karkouri Goal 73'
Report Al Amin Goal 4'
Bahja Goal 49'
Al-Husseini Goal 51'
Saïb Goal 86'

Real Madrid Spain3–2Morocco Raja Casablanca
Hierro Goal 49'
Morientes Goal 53'
Geremi Goal 88'
Report Achami Goal 28'
Moustaoudia Goal 59'

Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia0–2Brazil Corinthians
Report Ricardinho Goal 24'
Rincón Goal 81'
Attendance: 31,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Vasco da Gama 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
Mexico Necaxa 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
England Manchester United 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Australia South Melbourne 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Manchester United England1–1Mexico Necaxa
Yorke Goal 88' Report Montecinos Goal 14'

Vasco da Gama Brazil2–0Australia South Melbourne
Felipe Goal 53'
Edmundo Goal 86'

Manchester United England1–3Brazil Vasco da Gama
Butt Goal 81' Report Romário Goal 24'26'
Edmundo Goal 43'

South Melbourne Australia1–3Mexico Necaxa
Anastasiadis Goal 45+2' Report Montecinos Goal 19' (pen.)
Delgado Goal 29'
Cabrera Goal 79' (pen.)

Manchester United England2–0Australia South Melbourne
Fortune Goal 8'20' Report

Necaxa Mexico1–2Brazil Vasco da Gama
Aguinaga Goal 5' Report Odvan Goal 14'
Romário Goal 69'

Second stage[edit]

Third place play-off[edit]


Tournament round-up[edit]


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.programmes.kiev.ua/EC/fotoprogrammes/FIFA_wcc/WCC00_prg1.jpg
  2. ^ "Draw for the FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. October 14, 1999. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "28 million dollars in prize money on offer". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. January 3, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Officials" (PDF). FIFA. p. 33. Retrieved April 28, 2015.

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