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The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA as football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999.[2] All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã and São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi.

2000 FIFA Club World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Clubes da FIFA
Brasil 2000
Poster depicting a multicolored ball in a blue background. The lower half contains writing in a heavily stylised font: "FIFA Club World Championship 2000 Brazil".
2000 FIFA Club World Championship
official logo[1]
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates5–14 January
Teams8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Corinthians (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Vasco da Gama
Third placeMexico Necaxa
Fourth placeSpain Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored43 (3.07 per match)
Attendance514,000 (36,714 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Romário
France Nicolas Anelka
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Edílson
Fair play awardSaudi Arabia Al-Nassr
2001

Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament.

Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.[3]

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads.

RefereesEdit

Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee.[4]

Confederation Referee(s) Assistant(s)
AFC   Saad Mane   Serguey Ufimtsev
CAF   Daouda N'Doye   Ali Tomusangue
CONCACAF   William Mattus   Haseeb Mohammed
CONMEBOL   Horacio Elizondo
  Óscar Ruiz
  Miguel Giacomuzzi
  Fernando Cresci
OFC   Derek Rugg   Lavetala Siuamoa
UEFA   Stefano Braschi
  Dick Jol
  Jens Larsen
  Jacek Pociegiel

FormatEdit

Matches were played in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off.

First stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Corinthians 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
  Al-Nassr 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
  Raja Casablanca 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
Real Madrid  3–1  Al-Nassr
Anelka   21'
Raúl   61'
Sávio   69' (pen.)
Report Al-Husseini   45+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,000

Corinthians  2–0  Raja Casablanca
Luizão   50'
Fábio Luciano   64'
Report

Real Madrid  2–2  Corinthians
Anelka   19'71' Report Edílson   28'64'

Raja Casablanca  3–4  Al-Nassr
Al Dosari   25' (o.g.)
El Moubarki   67'
El Karkouri   73'
Report Al Amin   4'
Bahja   49'
Al-Husseini   51'
Saïb   86'

Real Madrid  3–2  Raja Casablanca
Hierro   49'
Morientes   53'
Geremi   88'
Report Achami   28'
Moustaoudia   59'

Al-Nassr  0–2  Corinthians
Report Ricardinho   24'
Rincón   81'
Attendance: 31,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Vasco da Gama 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
  Necaxa 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  Manchester United 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  South Melbourne 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Manchester United  1–1  Necaxa
Yorke   88' Report Montecinos   14'

Vasco da Gama  2–0  South Melbourne
Felipe   53'
Edmundo   86'
Report

Manchester United  1–3  Vasco da Gama
Butt   81' Report Romário   24'26'
Edmundo   43'

South Melbourne  1–3  Necaxa
Anastasiadis   45+2' Report Montecinos   19' (pen.)
Delgado   29'
Cabrera   79' (pen.)

Manchester United  2–0  South Melbourne
Fortune   8'20' Report

Necaxa  1–2  Vasco da Gama
Aguinaga   5' Report Odvan   14'
Romário   69'

Second stageEdit

Tournament round-upEdit

GoalscorersEdit

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.programmes.kiev.ua/EC/fotoprogrammes/FIFA_wcc/WCC00_prg1.jpg
  2. ^ "Draw for the FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. October 14, 1999. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "28 million dollars in prize money on offer". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. January 3, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Officials" (PDF). FIFA. p. 33. Retrieved April 28, 2015.

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