2013 FIFA Club World Cup

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2013 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013
presented by Toyota
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
المغرب 2013
2013 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryMorocco
Dates11–21 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany Bayern Munich (1st title)
Runners-upMorocco Raja Casablanca
Third placeBrazil Atlético Mineiro
Fourth placeChina Guangzhou Evergrande
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored28 (3.5 per match)
Attendance277,330 (34,666 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Darío Conca
Argentina César Delgado
Morocco Mouhcine Iajour
Brazil Ronaldinho
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)France Franck Ribéry
Fair play awardGermany Bayern Munich

The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 10th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations as well as the host nation's league champions.[2] It was hosted by Morocco,[3] and played from 11 to 21 December 2013.[1][4]

Bayern Munich won the title for the first time after defeating Raja Casablanca 2–0 in the final.

Host bids[edit]

There were four countries bidding to host the 2013 and 2014 tournaments (same host for both tournaments):[5]

In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder.[6] FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.[7]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
Brazil Atlético Mineiro CONMEBOL Winners of the 2013 Copa Libertadores 1st
Germany Bayern Munich UEFA Winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1st
Enter in the quarter-finals
China Guangzhou Evergrande AFC Winners of the 2013 AFC Champions League 1st
Egypt Al-Ahly CAF Winners of the 2013 CAF Champions League 5th (Previous: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012)
Mexico Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League 3rd (Previous: 2011, 2012)
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
New Zealand Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2012–13 OFC Champions League 5th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Morocco Raja Casablanca CAF (Host) Winners of the 2012–13 Botola 2nd (Previous: 2000)


The venues for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup were in Marrakesh and Agadir.[8]

Marrakesh Agadir
Stade de Marrakech Stade Adrar
31°42′24″N 7°58′50″W / 31.70667°N 7.98056°W / 31.70667; -7.98056 (Stade de Marrakech) 30°25′38″N 9°32′26″W / 30.42722°N 9.54056°W / 30.42722; -9.54056 (Stade Adrar)
Capacity: 45,240 Capacity: 45,480
Stade de marrakech.jpg



The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled in Casablanca on 2 September 2013.[9]


Pre-sale tickets were available from 14 to 27 October 2013, while the open sales phase began on 28 October 2013.[10]

Trophy tour[edit]

A tour of the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy took place from October to December 2013, starting from Yokohama, the site of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final, before visiting the cities of each participating team, and ending at Casablanca before the start of the tournament.[11]


Match officials[edit]

The appointed match officials were:[12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC United Arab Emirates Ali Al-Badwawi (injured) United Arab Emirates Saleh Al Marzouqi (withdrew)
United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al Mehairi (withdrew)
Iran Alireza Faghani Iran Hassan Kamranifar
Iran Reza Sokhandan
CAF The Gambia Bakary Gassama Eritrea Angesom Ogbamariam
Rwanda Felicien Kabanda (injured)
Cameroon Néant Alioum (reserve) Cameroon Evarist Menkouande (reserve)
Nigeria Peter Edibi (reserve)
CONCACAF United States Mark Geiger United States Sean Hurd
Canada Joe Fletcher
CONMEBOL Brazil Sandro Ricci Brazil Emerson De Carvalho
Brazil Marcelo Van Gasse
UEFA Spain Carlos Velasco Carballo Spain Roberto Alonso Fernández
Spain Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez

Goal-line technology[edit]

For the second year in a row, goal-line technology was used for the tournament.[13] GoalControl GmbH was chosen as the official goal-line technology provider.[14]

Vanishing spray[edit]

Following successful trials at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA approved the vanishing spray to be used by the tournament referees to mark the ten-yard line for the defending team during a free kick.[15]


Each team named a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline of 29 November 2013. Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[2]

A total of 31 nationalities were represented in the squads of the seven teams.[16]


The draw was held on 9 October 2013 at 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, to decide the "positions" in the bracket for the three teams which entered the quarter-finals (champions of AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF).[13][17][18]

If a match was tied after normal playing time:[2]

  • For elimination matches, extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time was played, and a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 11 December – Agadir                          
 Morocco Raja Casablanca  2   14 December – Agadir        
 New Zealand Auckland City  1      Morocco Raja Casablanca (a.e.t.)  2
18 December – Marrakesh
   Mexico Monterrey  1    
 Morocco Raja Casablanca  3
     Brazil Atlético Mineiro  1  
21 December – Marrakesh
 Morocco Raja Casablanca  0
14 December – Agadir
   Germany Bayern Munich  2
 China Guangzhou Evergrande  2
17 December – Agadir
 Egypt Al-Ahly  0    
 China Guangzhou Evergrande  0
Fifth place Third place
     Germany Bayern Munich  3  
 Mexico Monterrey  5  Brazil Atlético Mineiro  3
 Egypt Al-Ahly  1  China Guangzhou Evergrande  2
18 December – Marrakesh 21 December – Marrakesh

All times are local, WET (UTC±0).

Play-off for quarter-finals[edit]

Raja Casablanca Morocco2–1New Zealand Auckland City
Iajour Goal 39'
Hafidi Goal 90+2'
Report Krishna Goal 63'
Attendance: 34,875


Guangzhou Evergrande China2–0Egypt Al-Ahly
Elkeson Goal 49'
Conca Goal 67'
Attendance: 34,579
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Raja Casablanca Morocco2–1 (a.e.t.)Mexico Monterrey
Chtibi Goal 24'
Guehi Goal 95'
Report Basanta Goal 53'
Attendance: 34,579


Guangzhou Evergrande China0–3Germany Bayern Munich
Report Ribéry Goal 40'
Mandžukić Goal 44'
Götze Goal 47'
Attendance: 27,311

Raja Casablanca Morocco3–1Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Iajour Goal 51'
Moutouali Goal 84' (pen.)
Mabidé Goal 90+4'
Report Ronaldinho Goal 63'

Fifth place match[edit]

Al-Ahly Egypt1–5Mexico Monterrey
Moteab Goal 8' Report Cardozo Goal 3'
Delgado Goal 22'65'
López Goal 27'
Suazo Goal 45' (pen.)

Third place match[edit]

Guangzhou Evergrande China2–3Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Muriqui Goal 9'
Conca Goal 15' (pen.)
Report Diego Tardelli Goal 2'
Ronaldinho Goal 45+1'
Luan Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 37,774


Bayern Munich Germany2–0Morocco Raja Casablanca
Dante Goal 7'
Thiago Goal 22'
Attendance: 37,774
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)


Rank Player Team Goals
1 Brazil Ronaldinho Brazil Atlético Mineiro 2
Argentina Darío Conca China Guangzhou Evergrande
Argentina César Delgado Mexico Monterrey
Morocco Mouhcine Iajour Morocco Raja Casablanca
5 Egypt Emad Moteab Egypt Al-Ahly 1
Brazil Diego Tardelli Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Brazil Luan Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Fiji Roy Krishna New Zealand Auckland City
Brazil Dante Germany Bayern Munich
Germany Mario Götze Germany Bayern Munich
Croatia Mario Mandžukić Germany Bayern Munich
France Franck Ribéry Germany Bayern Munich
Spain Thiago Germany Bayern Munich
Brazil Elkeson China Guangzhou Evergrande
Brazil Muriqui China Guangzhou Evergrande
Argentina José María Basanta Mexico Monterrey
Argentina Neri Cardozo Mexico Monterrey
Mexico Leobardo López Mexico Monterrey
Chile Humberto Suazo Mexico Monterrey
Morocco Chemseddine Chtibi Morocco Raja Casablanca
Ivory Coast Kouko Guehi Morocco Raja Casablanca
Morocco Abdelilah Hafidi Morocco Raja Casablanca
Central African Republic Vianney Mabidé Morocco Raja Casablanca
Morocco Mouhcine Moutouali Morocco Raja Casablanca

Tournament round-up[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Germany Bayern Munich UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5
2 Morocco Raja Casablanca CAF 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2
3 Brazil Atlético Mineiro CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1
4 China Guangzhou Evergrande AFC 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
5 Mexico Monterrey CONCACAF 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3
6 Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
7 New Zealand Auckland City OFC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.


Golden Ball
Silver Ball
Bronze Ball
France Franck Ribéry
(Bayern Munich)
Germany Philipp Lahm
(Bayern Munich)
Morocco Mouhcine Iajour
(Raja Casablanca)
FIFA Fair Play Award
Germany Bayern Munich


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  2. ^ a b c "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013" (PDF). FIFA.
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  15. ^ "Largely positive experience with the use of vanishing spray in FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 20 November 2013.
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