2008 FIFA Club World Cup

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2008 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2008
2008 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates11–21 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-upEcuador LDU Quito
Third placeJapan Gamba Osaka
Fourth placeMexico Pachuca
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored23 (2.88 per match)
Attendance355,515 (44,439 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Wayne Rooney
(3 goals)
Best player(s)England Wayne Rooney
Fair play awardAustralia Adelaide United

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The tournament was held in Japan from 11 December to 21 December 2008. Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first English team to win the competition.

The fifth-place match, dropped for the 2007 tournament, was reintroduced for 2008, with the total prize money being increased by US$500,000 to US$16.5 million. The winners took away US$5 million, the losing finalists US$4 million, the third-placed team US$2.5 million, the fourth-placed team US$2 million, the fifth-placed team US$1.5 million, the sixth-placed team US$1 million and the seventh-placed team US$500,000.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification
Ecuador LDU Quito CONMEBOL Winners of the 2008 Copa Libertadores
England Manchester United UEFA Winners of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League
Japan Gamba Osaka AFC Winners of the 2008 AFC Champions League
Egypt Al Ahly CAF Winners of the 2008 CAF Champions League
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Play-off for quarter-finals
New Zealand Waitakere United OFC Winners of the 2007–08 OFC Champions League
Australia Adelaide United (Host) AFC* Runners-up of the 2008 AFC Champions League*

* – As Gamba Osaka won the AFC Champions League, the host's spot was taken by Adelaide United as the highest-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC CL.


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2008 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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2008 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov Uzbekistan Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
Kyrgyzstan Bahadyr Kochkorov
Japan Yuichi Nishimura Japan Toru Sagara
South Korea Jeong Hae-Sang
CAF Algeria Mohamed Benouza Egypt Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi
Eritrea Angesom Ogbamariam
CONCACAF Mexico Benito Archundia Mexico Hector Delgadillo
Mexico Marvin Rivera
CONMEBOL Chile Pablo Pozo Chile Patricio Basualto
Chile Julio Díaz
OFC New Zealand Peter O'Leary New Zealand Brent Best
Solomon Islands Matthew Taro
UEFA Spain Alberto Undiano Mallenco Spain Fermín Martínez
Spain Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez


For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2008 FIFA Club World Cup squads.



Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 11 December – Tokyo                          
 Australia Adelaide United  2   14 December – Toyota        
 New Zealand Waitakere United  1      Australia Adelaide United  0
18 December – Yokohama
   Japan Gamba Osaka  1    
 Japan Gamba Osaka  3
     England Manchester United  5  
21 December – Yokohama
 England Manchester United  1
13 December – Tokyo
   Ecuador LDU Quito  0
 Egypt Al Ahly  2
17 December – Tokyo
 Mexico Pachuca (a.e.t.)  4    
 Mexico Pachuca  0
Fifth place Third place
     Ecuador LDU Quito  2  
 Australia Adelaide United  1  Japan Gamba Osaka  1
 Egypt Al Ahly  0  Mexico Pachuca  0
18 December – Yokohama 21 December – Yokohama

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Play-off for Quarter-finals[edit]

Adelaide United Australia2–1New Zealand Waitakere United
Mullen Goal 39'
Dodd Goal 83'
Report Seaman Goal 34'
Attendance: 19,777


Al Ahly Egypt2–4 (a.e.t.)Mexico Pachuca
Pinto Goal 28' (o.g.)
Flávio Goal 44'
Report Montes Goal 47'
Giménez Goal 72'110'
Álvarez Goal 98'
Attendance: 30,158

Adelaide United Australia0–1Japan Gamba Osaka
Report Endō Goal 23'
Attendance: 38,141
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)


Pachuca Mexico0–2Ecuador LDU Quito
Report Bieler Goal 4'
Bolaños Goal 26'
Attendance: 33,366

Gamba Osaka Japan3–5England Manchester United
Yamazaki Goal 74'
Endō Goal 85' (pen.)
Hashimoto Goal 90+1'
Report Vidić Goal 28'
Ronaldo Goal 45+1'
Rooney Goal 75'79'
Fletcher Goal 78'

Match for fifth place[edit]

Al Ahly Egypt0–1Australia Adelaide United
Report Cristiano Goal 7'

Match for third place[edit]

Pachuca Mexico0–1Japan Gamba Osaka
Report Yamazaki Goal 29'
Attendance: 62,619
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)


LDU Quito Ecuador0–1England Manchester United
Report Rooney Goal 73'


Tournament round-up[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 England Manchester United UEFA 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3
2 Ecuador LDU Quito CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
3 Japan Gamba Osaka AFC 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
4 Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
5 Australia Adelaide United AFC 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
6 Egypt Al Ahly CAF 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
7 New Zealand Waitakere United OFC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
England Wayne Rooney
(Manchester United)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
(Manchester United)
Argentina Damián Manso
(LDU Quito)
Fair play
Australia Adelaide United


  1. ^ "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2008.

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