2005 FIFA Club World Championship

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2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup
FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup Japan 2005
2005 FIFA Club World Championship.svg
FIFA CWCTC 2005 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates11 December – 18 December
Teams6 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil São Paulo (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Liverpool
Third placeCosta Rica Saprissa
Fourth placeSaudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Tournament statistics
Matches played7
Goals scored19 (2.71 per match)
Attendance261,456 (37,351 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Amoroso
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor
England Peter Crouch
Costa Rica Alvaro Saborio
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Rogério Ceni
Fair play awardEngland Liverpool

The 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup was the second edition of the FIFA Club World Championship, and the first held after by the merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Championship (which had been played in a first edition in 2000).

The football tournament was held in Japan from 11 December to 18 December 2005 and won by Brazilian club São Paulo.


The 2005 tournament was created as a merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the earlier FIFA Club World Championships. The previous of these had been running as an annual tournament between the champions of Europe and South America since 1960; the latter had undergone just one tournament, the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship. The 2001 tournament had been cancelled when FIFA's marketing partner ISL went bankrupt. To celebrate the marriage between the two competitions, a new trophy was introduced by FIFA.

As a result of this merger, the tournament was conceived as being smaller than the original Club World Championship, which had lasted two weeks, yet building on the one game format of the Intercontinental Cup. Six clubs were invited to take part in the tournament, one representing each regional football confederation. The competition's name, which was the simple union between the name of the two previous merging competitions, was evidently too long, and was going to be reduced the following year, becoming the FIFA Club World Cup.


The competition was a knockout tournament so each team played two or three matches. The champions of the four "weaker" confederations played in the quarter-finals; the losers played in a fifth place play-off. The winners were then joined by the European and South American champions in the semi-finals; the losers played in a third place play-off.

The matches were held in Tokyo's National (Olympic) Stadium, Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi, near Nagoya and the International Stadium in Yokohama, where the final was played. For marketing purposes it was known as the FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

Location of teams of the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship.

The following teams qualified during 2005:

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
England Liverpool UEFA 2004–05 UEFA Champions League winners
Brazil São Paulo CONMEBOL 2005 Copa Libertadores winners
Enter in the quarter-finals
Egypt Al Ahly CAF 2005 CAF Champions League winners
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad AFC 2005 AFC Champions League winners
Costa Rica Saprissa CONCACAF 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners
Australia Sydney FC OFC 2004–05 Oceania Club Championship winners


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2005 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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2005 FIFA Club World Championship (Japan)



Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Japan Toru Kamikawa Japan Yoshikazu Hiroshima
South Korea Kim Dae-Young
CAF Morocco Mohammed Guezzaz Cameroon Jean Marie Endeng Zogo
CONCACAF Mexico Benito Archundia Mexico Arturo Velázquez
Canada Héctor Vergara
CONMEBOL Brazil Carlos Eugênio Simon
Chile Carlos Chandia
Chile Cristian Julio
Chile Mario Vargas
UEFA England Graham Poll England Glenn Turner
England Philip Sharp
France Alain Sars France Frédéric Arnault
France Vincent Texier


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  11 December – Tokyo        
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  1
14 December – Tokyo
     Egypt Al Ahly  0    
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  2
Fifth place
     Brazil São Paulo  3  
 Egypt Al Ahly  1
18 December – Yokohama
 Australia Sydney FC  2  
 Brazil São Paulo  1
16 December – Tokyo 12 December – Toyota City
   England Liverpool  0
 Australia Sydney FC  0
15 December – Yokohama
   Costa Rica Saprissa  1    
 Costa Rica Saprissa  0
Third place
     England Liverpool  3  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  2
 Costa Rica Saprissa  3
18 December – Yokohama



Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia1–0Egypt Al Ahly
Noor Goal 78' Report
Attendance: 28,281
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Sydney FC Australia0–1Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Report Bolaños Goal 47'
Attendance: 28,538
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)


Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia2–3Brazil São Paulo
Noor Goal 33'
Al-Montashari Goal 68'
Report Amoroso Goal 16'47'
Rogério Ceni Goal 57' (pen.)
Attendance: 31,510
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica0–3England Liverpool
Report Crouch Goal 3'58'
Gerrard Goal 32'

Fifth place play-off[edit]

Al Ahly Egypt1–2Australia Sydney FC
Moteab Goal 45' Report Yorke Goal 35'
Carney Goal 66'
Attendance: 15,951
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Third place play-off[edit]

Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia2–3Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Kallon Goal 28'
Job Goal 53' (pen.)
Report Saborío Goal 13'85' (pen.)
Gómez Goal 89'


São Paulo Brazil1–0England Liverpool
Mineiro Goal 27' Report


There were 19 goals scored in 7 matches, for an average of 2.71 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Rogério Ceni
(São Paulo)
England Steven Gerrard
Costa Rica Christian Bolaños
Player of the Final
Brazil Rogério Ceni (São Paulo)
Fair play
England Liverpool

Tournament round-up[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Brazil São Paulo CONMEBOL 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
2 England Liverpool UEFA 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
3 Costa Rica Saprissa CONCACAF 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1
4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad AFC 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
5 Australia Sydney FC OFC 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
6 Egypt Al Ahly CAF 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2

Views on the tournament[edit]

The tournament was quite well received, although some commentators have stated that, excluding São Paulo and Liverpool, the quality of football was quite poor leading to a view that it might have been better retaining the two continent format of the European/South American Cup.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]

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