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The 2006 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament held in Japan between 10 December and 17 December 2006. It was the third FIFA Club World Cup.

2006 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006
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FIFA Club World Cup 2006 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates10–17 December
Teams6 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Internacional (1st title)
Runners-upSpain Barcelona
Third placeEgypt Al-Ahly
Fourth placeMexico América
Tournament statistics
Matches played7
Goals scored17 (2.43 per match)
Attendance325,152 (46,450 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika (3 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Deco
Fair play awardSpain Barcelona
2005
2007

The club champions from each of the six confederations played in a knockout tournament. The quarter-final match-ups were determined by a draw including the AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC champions, while the UEFA and CONMEBOL champions were given byes to the semi-finals. The losers of the quarter-finals would play for the fifth place, while the losers of the semi-finals were to play in a third-place play-off.

A team from the host nation did not participate, as was initially proposed. Following the departure of Australia from the OFC, the Oceanian representative, Auckland City, was fully amateur, so forcing them to play a play-off for a place in the quarter-finals against the J. League champions (Gamba Osaka) was considered, which would have also promoted local interest. The change would have also eliminated the fifth-place play-off, to keep the number of games intact. This was finally rejected, but the tournament format was changed for 2007.[1]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams of the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

The following teams qualified in 2006:

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
  Barcelona UEFA 2005–06 UEFA Champions League winners 1st
  Internacional CONMEBOL 2006 Copa Libertadores winners 1st
Enter in the quarter-finals
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC 2006 AFC Champions League winners 1st
  Al-Ahly CAF 2006 CAF Champions League winners 2nd (Previous: 2005)
  América CONCACAF 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners 1st
  Auckland City OFC 2006 OFC Club Championship winners 1st

VenuesEdit

RefereesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all the rosters of this tournament, see the article 2006 FIFA Club World Cup squads.

MatchesEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
  10 December – Toyota City        
   Auckland City  0
13 December – Tokyo
       Al-Ahly  2    
   Al-Ahly  1
Fifth place
       Internacional  2  
   Auckland City  0
17 December – Yokohama
   Jeonbuk Hyundai  3  
   Internacional  1
15 December – Tokyo 11 December – Tokyo
     Barcelona  0
   Jeonbuk Hyundai  0
14 December – Yokohama
     América  1    
   América  0
Third place
       Barcelona  4  
   Al-Ahly  2
   América  1
17 December – Yokohama

All times Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Auckland City  0–2  Al-Ahly
Report Flávio   51'
Aboutrika   73'

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  0–1  América
Report Rojas   79'
Attendance: 34,197

Semi-finalsEdit

Al-Ahly  1–2  Internacional
Flávio   54' Report Pato   23'
Luiz Adriano   72'

América  0–4  Barcelona
Report Guðjohnsen   11'
Márquez   30'
Ronaldinho   65'
Deco   85'

Fifth place play-offEdit

Auckland City  0–3  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Report Lee Hyun-Seung   17'
Kim Hyeung-Bum   31'
Zé Carlos   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,258

Third place play-offEdit

Al-Ahly  2–1  América
Aboutrika   42'79' Report Cabañas   59'

FinalEdit

Internacional  1–0  Barcelona
Adriano Gabiru   82' Report

GoalscorersEdit

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Internacional CONMEBOL 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
2   Barcelona UEFA 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3
3   Al-Ahly CAF 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2
4   América CONCACAF 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
5   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
6   Auckland City OFC 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Deco
(Barcelona)
  Iarley
(Internacional)
  Ronaldinho
(Barcelona)
Fair play
  Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oceania to get direct entry to Club World Cup". Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2006.

External linksEdit