2008 FIFA Club World Cup
The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The tournament was held in Japan from 11 to 21 December 2008.
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008|
presented by Toyota
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Manchester United (1st title)|
|Third place||Gamba Osaka|
|Goals scored||23 (2.88 per match)|
|Attendance||355,515 (44,439 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Wayne Rooney|
|Best player(s)||Wayne Rooney|
|Fair play award||Adelaide United|
Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first British team to win the competition. It was United's second world title, following the 1999 Intercontinental Cup, which was also held in Japan and as well as being the only Intercontinental Cup to be won by a British club.
The fifth-place match, dropped for the 2007 tournament, was reintroduced for 2008, with the total prize money being increased by US$500,000 to US$16.5 million. The winners took away US$5 million, the losing finalists US$4 million, the third-placed team US$2.5 million, the fourth-placed team US$2 million, the fifth-placed team US$1.5 million, the sixth-placed team US$1 million and the seventh-placed team US$500,000.
|LDU Quito||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 2008 Copa Libertadores|
|Manchester United||UEFA||Winners of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League|
|Gamba Osaka||AFC||Winners of the 2008 AFC Champions League|
|Al Ahly||CAF||Winners of the 2008 CAF Champions League|
|Pachuca||CONCACAF||Winners of the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup|
|Play-off for quarter-finals|
|Waitakere United||OFC||Winners of the 2007–08 OFC Champions League|
|Adelaide United (Host)||AFC*||Runners-up of the 2008 AFC Champions League*|
Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
|International Stadium Yokohama||National Stadium||Toyota Stadium|
|Capacity: 72,327||Capacity: 57,363||Capacity: 45,000|
|AFC||Ravshan Irmatov|| Abdukhamidullo Rasulov |
|Yuichi Nishimura|| Toru Sagara |
|CAF||Mohamed Benouza|| Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi |
|CONCACAF||Benito Archundia|| Hector Delgadillo |
|CONMEBOL||Pablo Pozo|| Patricio Basualto |
|OFC||Peter O'Leary|| Brent Best |
|UEFA||Alberto Undiano Mallenco|| Fermín Martínez |
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez
- For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2008 FIFA Club World Cup squads.
|11 December – Tokyo|
|Adelaide United||2||14 December – Toyota|
|Waitakere United||1||Adelaide United||0|
|18 December – Yokohama|
|21 December – Yokohama|
|13 December – Tokyo|
|17 December – Tokyo|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|Adelaide United||1||Gamba Osaka||1|
|18 December – Yokohama||21 December – Yokohama|
Play-off for Quarter-finalsEdit
|Adelaide United||2–1||Waitakere United|
|Al Ahly||2–4 (a.e.t.)||Pachuca|
|Pinto 28' (o.g.)
Giménez 72', 110'
|Adelaide United||0–1||Gamba Osaka|
|Gamba Osaka||3–5||Manchester United|
Endō 85' (pen.)
Rooney 75', 79'
Match for fifth placeEdit
|Al Ahly||0–1||Adelaide United|
Match for third placeEdit
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
| Wayne Rooney
| Cristiano Ronaldo
| Damián Manso|
- "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2008.