2007 FIFA Club World Cup
The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament played in Japan from 7 to 16 December 2007. It was the fourth FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament organised by FIFA for the winners of each confederation's top continental club tournament.
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007|
presented by Toyota
|Dates||7 – 16 December|
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Milan (1st title)|
|Third place||Urawa Red Diamonds|
|Fourth place||Étoile du Sahel|
|Goals scored||21 (3 per match)|
|Attendance||315,279 (45,040 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Washington (3 goals)|
|Fair play award||Urawa Red Diamonds|
Seven teams from the six confederations entered the tournament with Italian side A.C. Milan defeating Boca Juniors from Argentina 4-2 in the final to become the most successful team in the world in terms of international trophies won (18) and the first European team to win the Club World Cup.
The qualified teams were decided during 2007 through the six major continental competitions. The winner of each regional club championship participated in the 2007 Club World Cup. In March 2007, the FIFA executive committee introduced a qualifying playoff between the 2007 OFC Champions League champion and the host nation's 2007 J. League champion, as opposed to previous years, in which the Oceania champions were given direct entry into the tournament. In order to avoid the participation of two teams from the same country, the best-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC Champions League would take the "host" berth if a Japanese team won that competition, which indeed happened as Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2007 AFC Champions League. Also, the fifth-place match was eliminated for this edition.
|Enter in the semi-finals|
|Boca Juniors||CONMEBOL||Winner of 2007 Copa Libertadores|
|Milan||UEFA||Winner of 2006–07 UEFA Champions League|
|Enter in the quarter-finals|
|Étoile du Sahel||CAF||Winner of 2007 CAF Champions League|
|Pachuca||CONCACAF||Winner of 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||AFC||Winner of 2007 AFC Champions League|
|Sepahan||AFC||Runner up of 2007 AFC Champions League†|
|Waitakere United||OFC||Winner of 2007 OFC Champions League|
† Sepahan took Japan's slot due to a Japanese team winning the AFC Champions League.
Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.
|International Stadium Yokohama||National Stadium||Toyota Stadium|
|Capacity: 72,327||Capacity: 57,363||Capacity: 45,000|
For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2007 FIFA Club World Cup squads.
|AFC||Mark Shield (Australia)
Hiroyoshi Takayama (Japan)
|Ben Wilson (Australia)|
Nathan Gibson (Australia)
|CAF||Coffi Codjia (Benin)||Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)|
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
|CONCACAF||Marco Antonio Rodríguez (Mexico)||Jose Luis Camargo (Mexico)|
Pedro Rebollar (Mexico)
|CONMEBOL||Jorge Larrionda (Uruguayan)||Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguayan)|
Miguel Nievas (Ecuador)
|OFC||Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)||Brent Best (New Zealand)|
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
|UEFA||Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)||Bill Hansen (Denmark)|
Henryk Sonderby (Turkey)
|7 December – Tokyo|
|Sepahan||3||10 December – Toyota City|
|13 December – Yokohama|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||3|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||0|
|16 December – Yokohama|
|9 December – Tokyo|
|Étoile du Sahel||1|
|12 December – Tokyo|
|Étoile du Sahel||0|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||2 (4)|
|Étoile du Sahel||2 (2)|
|16 December – Yokohama|
All times local (UTC+9)
|Mohammed 3', 4'
Abu Al-Hail 47'
|Report||Aghili 74' (o.g.)|
|Étoile du Sahel||1–0||Pachuca|
|Sepahan||1–3||Urawa Red Diamonds|
|Karimi 80'||Report||Nagai 32'
Aghili 70' (o.g.)
|Étoile du Sahel||0–1||Boca Juniors|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||0–1||Milan|
Match for third placeEdit
|Étoile du Sahel||2–2||Urawa Red Diamonds|
|Ben Frej 5' (pen.)
|Report||Washington 35', 70'|
|3||Urawa Red Diamonds||AFC||3||1||1||1||5||4||+1|
|4||Étoile du Sahel||CAF||3||1||1||1||3||3||0|
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Kaká (Milan)||Seedorf (Milan)||Palacio (Boca Juniors)|
|Urawa Red Diamonds|
- "Green light for further special projects in Oceania, India and the Caribbean". Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- "Organising Committee strengthens FIFA Club World Cup format". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2007.