2010 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2010 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2010. It was the 7th FIFA Club World Cup and was hosted by the United Arab Emirates.[1] Other countries that placed bids were Australia and Japan. Portugal had initially placed a bid, but later withdrew from the process.[2]

2010 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010
presented by Toyota
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
الإمارات العربية المتحدة 2010
2010 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates8–18 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Internazionale (1st title)
Runners-upDemocratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Third placeBrazil Internacional
Fourth placeSouth Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored27 (3.38 per match)
Attendance200,251 (25,031 per match)
Top scorer(s)Colombia Mauricio Molina
(3 goals)
Best player(s)Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
Fair play awardItaly Internazionale

The tournament marked the first time in its history that a team from outside Europe or South America reached the final, after Africa's TP Mazembe of DR Congo defeated South America's Internacional of Brazil in the semi-finals.[3] However, Mazembe were unable to pass the final hurdle, as they lost 3–0 to Italy's Internazionale (representing Europe) in the final.[4] It was Inter's third world title, having won the Club World Cup's predecessor – the Intercontinental Cup – in 1964 and 1965.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification Participation1
Entered in the semi-finals
  Internacional CONMEBOL Winners of the 2010 Copa Libertadores 2nd (Previous: 2006)
  Internazionale UEFA Winners of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League 1st
Entered in the quarter-finals
  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma AFC Winners of the 2010 AFC Champions League 1st
  TP Mazembe CAF Winners of the 2010 CAF Champions League 2nd (Previous: 2009)
  Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League 3rd (Previous: 2007, 2008)
Entered in the qualifying round
  Hekari United OFC Winners of the 2009–10 OFC Champions League 1st
  Al-Wahda AFC (Host) Winners of the 2009–10 UAE Pro-League 1st

1 In bold: Previous tournament winners (Internacional was the first previous winner to participate again in the tournament)


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Ben Williams   Rodney Allen
  Mohammadreza Abolfazli
  Yuichi Nishimura   Toshiyuki Nagi
  Toru Sagara
CAF   Daniel Bennett   Evarist Menkouande
  Redouane Achik
CONCACAF   Roberto Moreno   Leonel Leal
  Daniel Williamson
CONMEBOL   Víctor Hugo Carrillo   Jonny Bossio
  Jorge Yupanqui
OFC   Michael Hester   Jan-Hendrik Hintz
  Tevita Makasini
UEFA   Björn Kuipers   Berry Simons
  Sander van Roekel



Abu Dhabi was the only city to serve as a venue for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.[5]

Abu Dhabi
Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Zayed Sports City Stadium
24°27′09.95″N 54°23′31.27″E / 24.4527639°N 54.3920194°E / 24.4527639; 54.3920194 (Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium) 24°24′57.92″N 54°27′12.93″E / 24.4160889°N 54.4535917°E / 24.4160889; 54.4535917 (Sheikh Zayed Stadium)
Capacity: 42,056 Capacity: 50,000
2010 FIFA Club World Cup (United Arab Emirates)


A draw was held on 27 October 2010 at the FIFA Headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland to decide the matchups for the two quarter-finals.[6]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 8 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)                        
   Al-Wahda  3   11 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)        
   Hekari United  0        Al-Wahda  1
15 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
     Seongnam Ilhwa  4    
   Seongnam Ilhwa  0
       Internazionale  3  
18 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)
   Internazionale  3
10 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
     TP Mazembe  0
   TP Mazembe  1
14 December – Abu Dhabi (MBZ)
   Pachuca   0    
   TP Mazembe  2
Fifth place Third place
       Internacional  0  
   Pachuca (p)  2 (4)    Seongnam Ilhwa  2
   Al-Wahda  2 (2)    Internacional  4
15 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC) 18 December – Abu Dhabi (ZSC)


If a match was tied after normal playing time, 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shootout would be held to determine the winner. However, for the fifth-place and third-place matches, no extra time would be played, and if tied the match would go straight to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.[7]

All times UAE Time (UTC+4)

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

Al-Wahda  3–0  Hekari United
Hugo   40'
Baiano   44'
Jumaa   71'


TP Mazembe  1–0  Pachuca
Bedi   21' Report

Al-Wahda  1–4  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Baiano   27' Report Molina   4'
Ognenovski   30'
Choi Sung-Kuk   71'
Cho Dong-Geon   81'


TP Mazembe  2–0  Internacional
Kabangu   53'
Kaluyituka   85'

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma  0–3  Internazionale
Report Stanković   3'
Zanetti   32'
Milito   73'

Match for fifth placeEdit

Pachuca  2–2  Al-Wahda
Cvitanich   82'89' Report Matar   44'
Khamees   77'
4–2   Hugo

Match for third placeEdit

Internacional  4–2  Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Tinga   15'
Alecsandro   27'71'
D'Alessandro   52'
Report Molina   84'90+3'


TP Mazembe  0–3  Internazionale
Report Pandev   13'
Eto'o   17'
Biabiany   85'


Samuel Eto'o, Golden Ball winner of the Club World Cup
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Mauricio Molina   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3
2   Fernando Baiano   Al-Wahda 2
  Alecsandro   Internacional 2
  Darío Cvitanich   Pachuca 2
5   Hugo   Al-Wahda 1
  Abdulrahim Jumaa   Al-Wahda 1
  Mahmoud Khamees   Al-Wahda 1
  Ismail Matar   Al-Wahda 1
  Andrés D'Alessandro   Internacional 1
  Tinga   Internacional 1
  Jonathan Biabiany   Internazionale 1
  Samuel Eto'o   Internazionale 1
  Diego Milito   Internazionale 1
  Goran Pandev   Internazionale 1
  Dejan Stanković   Internazionale 1
  Javier Zanetti   Internazionale 1
  Cho Dong-Geon   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1
  Choi Sung-Kuk   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1
  Saša Ognenovski   Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 1
  Mbenza Bedi   TP Mazembe 1
  Mulota Kabangu   TP Mazembe 1
  Dioko Kaluyituka   TP Mazembe 1

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Samuel Eto'o
  Dioko Kaluyituka
(TP Mazembe)
  Andrés D'Alessandro
Fair play


  1. ^ "UAE to stage World Club Cup in 2009 and 2010". Gulfnews.com. 27 May 2008. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place". 12 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  3. ^ "TP Mazembe make history to reach Club World Cup final". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 14 December 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Inter Milan beat TP Mazembe to take World Club crown". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 December 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Host City". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Draw finalises UAE 2010 schedule". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010" (PDF). FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 14 October 2011.

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