2008 FIFA Club World Cup

2008 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 11 December – 21 December
Teams 7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions England Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-up Ecuador LDU Quito
Third place Japan Gamba Osaka
Fourth place Mexico Pachuca
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 23 (2.88 per match)
Attendance 355,515 (44,439 per match)
Top scorer(s) England Wayne Rooney
(3 goals)
Best player England Wayne Rooney
Fair play award Australia 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

Location of teams of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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
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

11 December 2008
Adelaide United Australia 2–1 New Zealand Waitakere United
Mullen  39'
Dodd  83'
Report Seaman  34'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,777
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)


13 December 2008
Al-Ahly Egypt 2–4 (a.e.t.) Mexico Pachuca
Pinto  28' (o.g.)
Flávio  44'
Report Montes  47'
Giménez  72', 110'
Álvarez  98'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 30,158
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

14 December 2008
Adelaide United Australia 0–1 Japan Gamba Osaka
Report Endō  23'
Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 38,141
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)


17 December 2008
Pachuca Mexico 0–2 Ecuador LDU Quito
Report Bieler  4'
Bolaños  26'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 33,366
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

18 December 2008
Gamba Osaka Japan 3–5 England Manchester United
Yamazaki  74'
Endō  85' (pen.)
Hashimoto  90+1'
Report Vidić  28'
Ronaldo  45+1'
Rooney  75', 79'
Fletcher  78'

Match for fifth place

Match for third place

21 December 2008
Pachuca Mexico 0–1 Japan Gamba Osaka
Report Yamazaki  29'
International Stadium Yokohama
Attendance: 62,619
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)



3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

1 goal, cont.
Own goal

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 England Manchester United UEFA 220063+3
2 Ecuador LDU Quito CONMEBOL 210121+1
3 Japan Gamba Osaka AFC 3201550
4 Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF 3102451
5 Australia Adelaide United AFC 320132+1
6 Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 2002253
7 New Zealand Waitakere United OFC 1001121


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


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