2017 FIFA Club World Cup

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2017 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
presented by Alibaba Cloud
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
الإمارات العربية المتحدة 2017
2017 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates6–16 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (3rd title)
Runners-upBrazil Grêmio
Third placeMexico Pachuca
Fourth placeUnited Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored18 (2.25 per match)
Attendance132,565 (16,571 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Maurício Antônio
Brazil Romarinho
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Croatia Luka Modrić
Fair play awardSpain Real Madrid

The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 presented by Alibaba Cloud for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 14th 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] The tournament was hosted by the United Arab Emirates.[3]

Real Madrid were the defending champions. They qualified for the tournament as the winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, becoming the first defending champions to qualify for the subsequent tournament, and after winning it, they were the first team to successfully defend the title.[4]

Host bids[edit]

The application process for the 2017–2018 as well as the 2015–2016 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014.[5] Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014.[6] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014,[7] but the final decision was delayed until the FIFA's executive committee meetings on 19–20 March 2015.[8]

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[9]

The United Arab Emirates were officially announced as hosts of the 2017 and 2018 tournaments on 21 March 2015.[3]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following seven teams qualified for the tournament.[10]

Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation (bold indicates winners)
Entering in the semi-finals
Brazil Grêmio CONMEBOL Winners of the 2017 Copa Libertadores[11] 29 November 2017 1st
Spain Real MadridTH UEFA Winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League[12] 3 June 2017 4th (Previous: 2000, 2014, 2016)
Entering in the second round
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds AFC Winners of the 2017 AFC Champions League[13] 25 November 2017 2nd (Previous: 2007)
Morocco Wydad Casablanca CAF Winners of the 2017 CAF Champions League[14] 4 November 2017 1st
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League[15] 26 April 2017 4th (Previous: 2007, 2008, 2010)
Entering in the first round
New Zealand Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2017 OFC Champions League[16] 7 May 2017 9th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira AFC (Hosts) Winners of the 2016–17 UAE Pro-League[17] 11 September 2017[note 1] 1st
  1. ^ Al-Jazira won the 2016–17 UAE Pro-League on 29 April 2017. Their participation in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup was officially confirmed after Al-Ain became the last team from UAE to be eliminated from the 2017 AFC Champions League.


The two venues were the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi and the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.[18]

Abu Dhabi Al Ain
Zayed Sports City Stadium Hazza bin Zayed Stadium
24°24′57.92″N 54°27′12.93″E / 24.4160889°N 54.4535917°E / 24.4160889; 54.4535917 (Zayed Sports City Stadium) 24°14′44.14″N 55°42′59.7″E / 24.2455944°N 55.716583°E / 24.2455944; 55.716583 (Hazza bin Zayed Stadium)
Capacity: 43,000 Capacity: 22,717
Gulf Cup (36).jpg Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium-1600x508.jpg
2017 FIFA Club World Cup (United Arab Emirates)

Match officials[edit]

A total of six referees, twelve assistant referees, and eight video assistant referees were appointed for the tournament.[19][20]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Video assistant referee
AFC Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov Uzbekistan Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
Uzbekistan Jakhongir Saidov
Qatar Abdulrahman Al-Jassim
CAF Senegal Malang Diedhiou Senegal Djibril Camara
Senegal El Hadji Malick Samba
CONCACAF Mexico César Arturo Ramos Mexico Marvin Torrentera
Mexico Miguel Ángel Hernández
United States Mark Geiger
CONMEBOL Brazil Sandro Ricci Brazil Emerson de Carvalho
Brazil Marcelo van Gasse
Uruguay Andrés Cunha
Brazil Wilton Sampaio
Argentina Mauro Vigliano
OFC New Zealand Matthew Conger New Zealand Simon Lount
Tonga Tevita Makasini
UEFA Germany Felix Brych Germany Mark Borsch
Germany Stefan Lupp
Portugal Artur Soares Dias
France Clément Turpin
Germany Felix Zwayer


The following were key milestones in the organization of the tournament:

  • The official emblem of the tournament, as well as the match schedule, was unveiled on 11 April 2017.[18]


Each team had to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[2] The official squads were confirmed by FIFA on 30 November 2017.[21][22]


The draw was held on 9 October 2017, 12:00 GST (UTC+4), at Abu Dhabi to determine the matchups of the second round, and which teams the two second round winners would play in the semi-finals.[23][24] At the time of the draw, the identity of the teams representing AFC, CAF, and CONMEBOL were not known.[25]

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

  • For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winners.
  • For matches for fifth place and third place, extra time would not be played, and a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winners.
First round Second round Semi-finals Final
 6 December – Al Ain                          
 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira  1   9 December – Abu Dhabi        
 New Zealand Auckland City  0      United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira  1
13 December – Abu Dhabi
   Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  0    
 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira  1
     Spain Real Madrid  2  
16 December – Abu Dhabi
 Spain Real Madrid  1
9 December – Abu Dhabi
   Brazil Grêmio  0
 Mexico Pachuca (a.e.t.)  1
12 December – Al Ain
 Morocco Wydad Casablanca  0    
 Brazil Grêmio (a.e.t.)  1
Fifth place Third place
     Mexico Pachuca  0  
 Morocco Wydad Casablanca  2  United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira  1
 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  3  Mexico Pachuca  4
12 December – Al Ain 16 December – Abu Dhabi

All times were local, GST (UTC+4).[26]

First round[edit]

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–0New Zealand Auckland City
Romarinho Goal 38' Report

Second round[edit]

Pachuca Mexico1–0 (a.e.t.)Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Guzmán Goal 112' Report

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–0Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Mabkhout Goal 52' Report

Match for fifth place[edit]

Wydad Casablanca Morocco2–3Japan Urawa Red Diamonds


Grêmio Brazil1–0 (a.e.t.)Mexico Pachuca
Éverton Goal 95' Report

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–2Spain Real Madrid

Match for third place[edit]

Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates1–4Mexico Pachuca


Real Madrid Spain1–0Brazil Grêmio


Rank Player Team Goals
1 Brazil Maurício Antônio Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 2
Brazil Romarinho United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
4 Wales Gareth Bale Spain Real Madrid 1
Mexico Roberto de la Rosa Mexico Pachuca
Brazil Éverton Brazil Grêmio
Mexico Víctor Guzmán Mexico Pachuca
Morocco Ismail Haddad Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Morocco Reda Hajhouj Morocco Wydad Casablanca
Argentina Franco Jara Mexico Pachuca
Japan Yōsuke Kashiwagi Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
United Arab Emirates Khalfan Mubarak United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Chile Ángelo Sagal Mexico Pachuca
Uruguay Jonathan Urretaviscaya Mexico Pachuca

Source: FIFA[35]

Final ranking[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time were counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out were counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1st, gold medalist(s) Spain Real Madrid (UEFA) 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brazil Grêmio (CONMEBOL) 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mexico Pachuca (CONCACAF) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
4 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira (AFC) (H) 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6
5 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds (AFC) 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
6 Morocco Wydad Casablanca (CAF) 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
7 New Zealand Auckland City (OFC) 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Golden Ball
Silver Ball
Bronze Ball
Croatia Luka Modrić
(Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
(Real Madrid)
Uruguay Jonathan Urretaviscaya
FIFA Fair Play Award
Spain Real Madrid

Broadcasting rights[edit]


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