2006 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2006 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as 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
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツFIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2006
2006 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
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

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.

São Paulo were the defending champions, but could not defend their title after losing the 2006 Copa Libertadores Finals.

Brazilian side Internacional won their first title, defeating Spanish club Barcelona 1–0 in the final.

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]

Qualified teamsEdit

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


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472 (International Stadium Yokohama) 35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.6780556°N 139.7147222°E / 35.6780556; 139.7147222 (National Olympic Stadium) 35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.0844500°N 137.1705611°E / 35.0844500; 137.1705611 (Toyota Stadium)
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
2006 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)

Match officialsEdit

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Khalil Al Ghamdi
  Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
  Eisa Ghuloum
  Hamdi Al Kadrie
CAF   Jerome Damon   Enock Molefe
  Celestin Ntagungira
CONCACAF   Carlos Batres   Carlos Pastrana
  Leonel Leal
CONMEBOL   Óscar Ruiz   Wilson Berrio
  Rafael Yáñez


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


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)


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

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


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

Third place play-offEdit

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



Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Mohamed Aboutrika   Al Ahly 3
2   Flávio   Al Ahly 2
3   Deco   Barcelona 1
  Eiður Guðjohnsen   Barcelona 1
  Rafael Márquez   Barcelona 1
  Ronaldinho   Barcelona 1
  Salvador Cabañas   América 1
  Ricardo Francisco Rojas   América 1
  Luiz Adriano   Internacional 1
  Adriano Gabiru   Internacional 1
  Alexandre Pato   Internacional 1
  Kim Hyeung-Bum   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1
  Zé Carlos   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1
  Lee Hyun-Seung   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1

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


Adidas Golden Ball
Toyota Award
Adidas Silver Ball Adidas Bronze Ball
FIFA Fair Play Award


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

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