2006 FIFA Club World Cup
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.
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006|
FIFA Club World Cup 2006 official logo
|Teams||6 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Internacional (1st title)|
|Goals scored||17 (2.43 per match)|
|Attendance||325,152 (46,450 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Mohamed Aboutrika (3 goals)|
|Fair play award||Barcelona|
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.
The following teams qualified in 2006:
|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|
Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.
|International Stadium Yokohama||National Stadium||Toyota Stadium|
|Capacity: 72,327||Capacity: 57,363||Capacity: 45,000|
|AFC|| Khalil Al Ghamdi
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
| Eisa Ghuloum|
Hamdi Al Kadrie
|CAF||Jerome Damon|| Enock Molefe|
|CONCACAF||Carlos Batres|| Carlos Pastrana|
|CONMEBOL||Óscar Ruiz|| Wilson Berrio|
For a list of all the rosters of this tournament, see the article 2006 FIFA Club World Cup squads.
|10 December – Toyota City|
|13 December – Tokyo|
|17 December – Yokohama|
|15 December – Tokyo||11 December – Tokyo|
|14 December – Yokohama|
|17 December – Yokohama|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||0–1||América|
|Flávio 54'||Report||Pato 23'
Luiz Adriano 72'
Fifth place play-offEdit
|Auckland City||0–3||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors|
|Report||Lee Hyun-Seung 17'
Kim Hyeung-Bum 31'
Zé Carlos 73' (pen.)
Third place play-offEdit
|Aboutrika 42', 79'||Report||Cabañas 59'|
|5||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||AFC||2||1||0||1||3||1||+2|
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|