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. 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. FIFA had originally planned to postpone the tournament until 2003.
|Campeonato Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2001|
|Dates||28 July – 12 August (cancelled)|
|Teams||12 (from 6 confederations)|
The clubs invited to the 2001 tournament were:
|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|
The following cities/venues were planned to be used for the tournament:
|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|
Third place play-offEdit
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- "Global rights to FIFA's Club World Championship awarded to Brazilian sports marketing agency". PR Newswire. 26 February 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Spain 2001: results of the draw". FIFA. 6 March 2001. Archived from the original on 20 May 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2021.