2001 FIFA Club World Championship

The 2001 FIFA Club World Championship was a football tournament arranged by FIFA to take place in Spain from 28 July to 12 August 2001.[1] It was supposed to be the second edition of the FIFA Club World Championship, after the first edition in 2000, but was cancelled owing to a combination of factors such as the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner ISL.[2][3] FIFA had originally planned to postpone the tournament until 2003.[4]

2001 FIFA Club World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2001
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2001 FIFA Club World Championship
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Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates28 July – 12 August (cancelled)
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
2000
2005

TeamsEdit

The clubs invited to the 2001 tournament were:[5]

Team Confederation Qualification
  Deportivo La Coruña (Host) UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 La Liga
  Real Madrid UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League
  Galatasaray UEFA Winner of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and 2000 UEFA Super Cup
  Boca Juniors CONMEBOL Winner of the 2000 Copa Libertadores
  Palmeiras CONMEBOL Winner of the 1999 Copa Libertadores
  Los Angeles Galaxy CONCACAF Winner of the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
  Olimpia CONCACAF Runner-up of the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
  Hearts of Oak CAF Winner of the 2000 CAF Champions League
  Zamalek CAF Winner of the 2000 African Cup Winners' Cup
  Al-Hilal AFC Winner of the 2000 Asian Super Cup
  Júbilo Iwata AFC Winner of the 1999 Asian Super Cup
  Wollongong Wolves OFC Winner of the 2001 Oceania Club Championship

VenuesEdit

The following cities/venues were planned to be used for the tournament:

Madrid
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Estadio Vicente Calderón
Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 54,907
   
A Coruña Santiago de Compostela
Estadio Riazor Estadio Multiusos de San Lazaro
Capacity: 32,660 Capacity: 12,000
   

Group stageEdit

The group stage draw was held on 6 March 2001 at the Congress Centre in A Coruña, Spain.[6]

Group AEdit

Boca Juniors  Cancelled  Deportivo La Coruña
Wollongong Wolves  Cancelled  Zamalek

Deportivo La Coruña  Cancelled  Wollongong Wolves
Zamalek  Cancelled  Boca Juniors

Deportivo La Coruña  Cancelled  Zamalek

Group BEdit

Palmeiras  Cancelled  Olimpia
Galatasaray  Cancelled  Al-Hilal

Olimpia  Cancelled  Galatasaray
Al-Hilal  Cancelled  Palmeiras

Palmeiras  Cancelled  Galatasaray
Olimpia  Cancelled  Al-Hilal

Group CEdit

Real Madrid  Cancelled  Júbilo Iwata
Hearts of Oak  Cancelled  Los Angeles Galaxy

Júbilo Iwata  Cancelled  Hearts of Oak
Los Angeles Galaxy  Cancelled  Real Madrid

Real Madrid  Cancelled  Hearts of Oak
Júbilo Iwata  Cancelled  Los Angeles Galaxy

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Winner Group ACancelledWinner Group B

Winner Group CCancelledBest 2nd Place

Third place play-offEdit

Loser Match 19CancelledLoser Match 20

FinalEdit

Winner Match 19CancelledWinner Match 20

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Championship Spain 2001: Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA. 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2001. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. ^ "World Club Championship axed". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 May 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ "World Club Championship might grow". USA Today. 10 August 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2007.
  4. ^ "FIFA decides to postpone 2001 Club World Championship to 2003". FIFA. 18 May 2001. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Global rights to FIFA's Club World Championship awarded to Brazilian sports marketing agency". PR Newswire. 26 February 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Spain 2001: results of the draw". FIFA. 6 March 2001. Archived from the original on 20 May 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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