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2007 FIFA Club World Cup

2007 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007
FIFA Club World Cup 2007 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 7 December – 16 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Milan (1st title)
Runners-up Boca Juniors
Third place Urawa Red Diamonds
Fourth place Étoile du Sahel
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 21 (3 per match)
Attendance 315,279 (45,040 per match)
Top scorer(s) Washington (3 goals)
Best player Kaká

The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007 presented by FIFA for the winners of each confederation's top continental club tournament.

The trophy was won by Milan, who became the most successful team in the world in terms of international trophies won (18) and the first European team to win the trophy.

Qualified teams

Location of teams of the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

The qualified teams were decided during 2007 through the six major continental competitions. The winner of each regional club championship participated in the 2007 Club World Cup. In March 2007, the FIFA executive committee introduced a qualifying playoff between the 2007 OFC Champions League champion and the host nation's 2007 J. League champion, as opposed to previous years, in which the Oceania champions were given direct entry into the tournament.[1] In order to avoid the participation of two teams from the same country, the best-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC Champions League would take the "host" berth if a Japanese team won that competition,[2] which indeed happened as Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2007 AFC Champions League. Also, the fifth-place match was eliminated for this edition.

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
Boca Juniors CONMEBOL Winner of 2007 Copa Libertadores
Milan UEFA Winner of 2006–07 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
Étoile du Sahel CAF Winner of 2007 CAF Champions League
Pachuca CONCACAF Winner of 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Urawa Red Diamonds AFC Winner of 2007 AFC Champions League
Play-in qualification
Sepahan AFC Runner up of 2007 AFC Champions League
Waitakere United OFC Winner of 2007 OFC Champions League

† Sepahan took Japan's slot due to a Japanese team winning the AFC Champions League.

Venues

Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
2007 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)

Squads

For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2007 FIFA Club World Cup squads.

Referees

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Mark Shield
Hiroyoshi Takayama
Ben Wilson
Nathan Gibson
CAF Coffi Codjia Evarist Menkouande
Celestin Ntagungira
CONCACAF Marco Antonio Rodríguez Jose Luis Camargo
Pedro Rebollar
CONMEBOL Jorge Larrionda Mauricio Espinosa
Miguel Nievas
OFC Peter O'Leary Brent Best
Matthew Taro
UEFA Claus Bo Larsen Bill Hansen
Henryk Sonderby

Matches

Bracket

Play-off Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 7 December – Tokyo                          
  Sepahan  3   10 December – Toyota City        
  Waitakere United  1       Sepahan  1
13 December – Yokohama
    Urawa Red Diamonds  3    
  Urawa Red Diamonds  0
      Milan  1  
16 December – Yokohama
  Milan  4
9 December – Tokyo
    Boca Juniors  2
  Étoile du Sahel  1
12 December – Tokyo
  Pachuca  0    
  Étoile du Sahel  0
Third place
      Boca Juniors  1  
  Urawa Red Diamonds  2 (4)
  Étoile du Sahel  2 (2)
16 December – Yokohama

All times local (UTC+9)

Play-off

7 December 2007
19:45
Sepahan 3–1 Waitakere United
Emad Mohammed Goal 3'4'
Abdul-Wahab Goal 47'
Report Aghili Goal 74' (o.g.)
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 24,788
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

Quarter-finals

9 December 2007
14:45
Étoile du Sahel 1–0 Pachuca
Narry Goal 85' Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 34,934
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

10 December 2007
19:30
Sepahan 1–3 Urawa Red Diamonds
Karimi Goal 80' Report Nagai Goal 32'
Washington Goal 54'
Aghili Goal 70' (o.g.)
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
Attendance: 33,263
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Semi-finals

12 December 2007
19:30
Étoile du Sahel 0–1 Boca Juniors
Report Cardozo Goal 37'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 37,255
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

13 December 2007
19:30
Urawa Red Diamonds 0–1 Milan
Report Seedorf Goal 68'
International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 67,005
Referee: Uruguay)

Match for third place

Final

16 December 2007
19:30
Boca Juniors 2–4 Milan
Palacio Goal 22'
Ambrosini Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Inzaghi Goal 21'71'
Nesta Goal 50'
Kaká Goal 61'

Scorers

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Milan UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2 Boca Juniors CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
3 Urawa Red Diamonds AFC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
4 Étoile du Sahel CAF 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
5 Sepahan AFC 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Pachuca CONCACAF 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
7 Waitakere United OFC 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2

Awards

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Kaká
(Milan)
Seedorf
(Milan)
Palacio
(Boca Juniors)
Fair play Urawa Red Diamonds

References

  1. ^ "Green light for further special projects in Oceania, India and the Caribbean". Retrieved 5 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "Organising Committee strengthens FIFA Club World Cup format". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2007. 

External links

  • FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007, FIFA.com
  • 2007 FIFA Club World Cup Official Site (Archived)

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