2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final

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2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event 2013 FIFA Club World Cup
Date 21 December 2013 (2013-12-21)
Venue Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh
Man of the Match Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
Referee Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Attendance 37,774
Weather Clear night
13 °C (55 °F)
65% humidity

The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament hosted by Morocco. It was the 10th final of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the winner clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the league winner from the host nation.

The final was contested between German club Bayern Munich, representing UEFA as the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, and Moroccan club Raja Casablanca, representing the host country as the reigning champions of the Botola. It was played at the Stade de Marrakech in Marrakesh on 21 December 2013.[1][2]


Bayern Munich[edit]

Bayern Munich qualified for the tournament as winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, following a 2–1 win against Borussia Dortmund in the final. This was Bayern Munich's first time competing in the tournament. They twice won the Intercontinental Cup, the predecessor of the FIFA Club World Cup, in 1976 and 2001.[3] They reached the final after defeating Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-finals.[4]

Raja Casablanca[edit]

Raja Casablanca won the 2012–13 Botola to earn the host country berth of the tournament. This was Raja Casablanca's second time competing in the tournament, having participated in the competition in the inaugural edition in 2000. They were the second team to reach the final of the competition (after Corinthians in 2000) under the condition of being the host nation's national champions,[5][6] as well as the second African finalist (after TP Mazembe in 2010).[7] They reached the final after defeating New Zealand club Auckland City in the play-off round,[8] Mexican club Monterrey in the quarter-finals,[9] and Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro in the semi-finals.[10]

Route to the final[edit]

Germany Bayern Munich Team Morocco Raja Casablanca
UEFA Confederation CAF
Winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Qualification Winners of the 2012–13 Botola
Bye Play-off round 2–1 New Zealand Auckland City
(Iajour 39', Hafidi 90+2')
Bye Quarter-finals 2–1 (a.e.t.) Mexico Monterrey
(Chtibi 24', Guehi 95')
3–0 China Guangzhou Evergrande
(Ribéry 40', Mandžukić 44', Götze 47')
Semi-finals 3–1 Brazil Atlético Mineiro
(Iajour 51', Moutouali 84' (pen.), Mabidé 90+4')



Bayern Munich defender Dante opened the scoring in the seventh minute; after Jérôme Boateng headed Xherdan Shaqiri's corner into his path, he turned and shot past goalkeeper Khalid Askri. Thiago got the second for Bayern in the 22nd minute, when he shot right-footed into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area after a pull-back pass from the left from David Alaba. Bayern had the chance to add a third midway through the second half, but Shaqiri hit the crossbar from six yards before Thiago shot the rebound high and wide. Raja Casablanca almost got themselves back into the game late on, when Vianney Mabidé found himself onside only to shoot straight at Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal, and captain Mouhcine Moutouali hit the rebound over the bar from just outside the goal area.[11][12]


Bayern Munich Germany 2–0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
Dante Goal 7'
Thiago Goal 22'
Attendance: 37,774
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Bayern Munich
Raja Casablanca
GK 1 Germany Manuel Neuer
RB 13 Brazil Rafinha
CB 17 Germany Jérôme Boateng
CB 4 Brazil Dante
LB 27 Austria David Alaba
DM 21 Germany Philipp Lahm (c)
RM 11 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 80'
CM 6 Spain Thiago
CM 39 Germany Toni Kroos Substituted off 60'
LM 7 France Franck Ribéry
CF 25 Germany Thomas Müller Substituted off 76'
GK 22 Germany Tom Starke
GK 32 Germany Lukas Raeder
DF 5 Belgium Daniel Van Buyten
DF 15 Germany Jan Kirchhoff
DF 26 Germany Diego Contento
MF 8 Spain Javi Martínez Substituted in 60'
MF 19 Germany Mario Götze Substituted in 80'
MF 23 Germany Mitchell Weiser
MF 34 Denmark Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
MF 37 Germany Julian Green
FW 9 Croatia Mario Mandžukić Substituted in 76'
FW 14 Peru Claudio Pizarro
Spain Pep Guardiola
Bayern Munich vs Raja Casablanca 2013-12-21.svg
GK 61 Morocco Khalid Askri
RB 3 Morocco Zakaria El Hachimi
CB 27 Morocco Ismail Benlamalem
CB 16 Morocco Mohamed Oulhaj Yellow card 55'
LB 21 Morocco Adil Kerrouchy
CM 99 Morocco Issam Erraki
CM 28 Ivory Coast Kouko Guehi
RW 8 Morocco Chemseddine Chtibi Substituted off 50'
AM 5 Morocco Mouhcine Moutouali (c)
LW 18 Morocco Abdelilah Hafidi Substituted off 88'
CF 20 Morocco Mouhcine Iajour Substituted off 78'
GK 1 Morocco Yassine El Had
GK 37 Morocco Brahim Zaari
DF 4 Morocco Ahmed Rahmani
DF 17 Morocco Rachid Soulaimani Yellow card 79' Substituted in 78'
DF 31 Mali Idrissa Coulibaly
MF 7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Déo Kanda
MF 24 Central African Republic Vianney Mabidé Substituted in 50'
MF 26 Morocco Ismail Kouchame
MF 30 Morocco Redouane Dardouri
FW 9 Morocco Abdelmajid Dine
FW 10 Morocco Badr Kachani Substituted in 88'
FW 25 Morocco Yassine Salhi
Tunisia Faouzi Benzarti

Man of the Match:
Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Assistant referees:
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Fifth official:
Sean Hurd (United States)

Match rules[13]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


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  2. ^ "Raja Casablanca 3-1 Atletico Mineiro". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bayern Munich cruises into Club World Cup final". USA Today. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Bayern Munich through to Fifa Club World Cup final with 3-0 win". BBC. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  5. ^ Matchett, Karl (18 December 2013). "Raja Casablanca vs. Atletico Mineiro: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ McCauley, Kevin (16 December 2013). "Raja Casablanca vs. Atletico Mineiro: Final score 3-1, Moroccan champions will face Bayern Munich". SBNation.com (Vox Media). Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Raja shock Atletico to reach final". cafonline.com (Confederation of African Football). 19 December 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Raja score late to beat Auckland". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Raja Casablanca reach Club World Cup semi-final". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 15 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Hughes, Ian (19 December 2013). "Raja revel in historic victory". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bayern Munich beat Raja Casablanca to win Club World Cup final". The Observer. Guardian News and Media. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bayern Munich 2-0 Raja Casablanca". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013" (PDF). FIFA. 

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