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The 2011 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2011.[1] It was the eighth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations as well as the league winner from the host nation.

2011 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2011
2011 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates8–18 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (2nd title)
Runners-upBrazil Santos
Third placeQatar Al-Sadd
Fourth placeJapan Kashiwa Reysol
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored24 (3 per match)
Attendance305,333 (38,167 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Adriano
Argentina Lionel Messi
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Argentina Lionel Messi
Fair play awardSpain Barcelona
2010
2012

After the United Arab Emirates hosted the tournament in 2009 and 2010, hosting rights for the 2011 edition returned to Japan.[2][3] During a visit to Japan on 23 May 2011, FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed that Japan would remain as hosts of the tournament despite the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[4]

The tournament was won by Spanish club Barcelona, who defeated Brazilian club Santos 4–0 in the final.[5][6]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification Participation1
Entered in the semi-finals
  Barcelona UEFA Winners of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League[7] 3rd (Previous: 2006, 2009)
  Santos CONMEBOL Winners of the 2011 Copa Libertadores[8] 1st
Entered in the quarter-finals
  Al-Sadd AFC Winners of the 2011 AFC Champions League[9] 1st
  Espérance de Tunis CAF Winners of the 2011 CAF Champions League[10] 1st
  Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League[11] 1st
Entered in the play-off for quarter-finals
  Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2010–11 OFC Champions League[12] 3rd (Previous: 2006, 2009)
  Kashiwa Reysol AFC (Host) Winners of the 2011 J.League Division 1[13] 1st

1 In bold: Previous tournament winners

RefereesEdit

Appointed referees are:[14]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Ravshan Irmatov   Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
  Bakhadyr Kochkarov
  Yuichi Nishimura   Toshiyuki Nagi
  Toru Sagara
CAF   Noumandiez Doué   Songuifolo Yeo
  Djibril Camara
CONCACAF   Joel Aguilar   William Torres Mejia
  Juan Francisco Zumba
CONMEBOL   Enrique Osses   Francisco Mondria
  Carlos Alexis Astroza
OFC   Peter O'Leary   Jan-Hendrik Hintz
  Ravinesh Kumar
UEFA   Nicola Rizzoli   Renato Faverani
  Andrea Stefani

SquadsEdit

Each team had to submit a squad of 23 players, three of them goalkeepers.[15]

VenuesEdit

MatchesEdit

A draw was held on 17 November in Nagoya to decide the "positions" of the three teams entering the quarterfinals: Al-Sadd (AFC), Espérance de Tunis (CAF), and Monterrey (CONCACAF).[18]

If a match was tied after normal playing time:[15]

  • For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shootout would be held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time would be played, and the match would go straight to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 8 December – Toyota                          
   Kashiwa Reysol  2   11 December – Toyota        
   Auckland City  0        Kashiwa Reysol (p)  1 (4)
14 December – Toyota
     Monterrey  1 (3)    
   Kashiwa Reysol  1
       Santos  3  
18 December – Yokohama
   Santos  0
11 December – Toyota
     Barcelona  4
   Espérance de Tunis  1
15 December – Yokohama
   Al-Sadd  2    
   Al-Sadd  0
Fifth place Third place
       Barcelona  4  
   Monterrey  3    Kashiwa Reysol  0 (3)
   Espérance de Tunis  2    Al-Sadd (p)  0 (5)
14 December – Toyota 18 December – Yokohama

All times Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

Kashiwa Reysol  2–0  Auckland City
Tanaka   37'
Kudo   40'
Report
Attendance: 18,754

Quarter-finalsEdit

Espérance de Tunis  1–2  Al-Sadd
Darragi   60' Report Khalfan   33'
Koni   49'
Attendance: 21,251
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)

Match for fifth placeEdit

Monterrey  3–2  Espérance de Tunis
Mier   39'
De Nigris   44'
Zavala   47'
Report N'Djeng   31'
Mouelhi   76' (pen.)
Attendance: 13,639

Semi-finalsEdit

Kashiwa Reysol  1–3  Santos
Sakai   54' Report Neymar   19'
Borges   24'
Danilo   63'
Attendance: 29,173

Al-Sadd  0–4  Barcelona
Report Adriano   25'43'
Keita   64'
Maxwell   81'

Match for third placeEdit

FinalEdit

Santos  0–4  Barcelona
Report Messi   17'82'
Xavi   24'
Fàbregas   45'

GoalscorersEdit

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Barcelona UEFA 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
2   Santos CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
3   Al-Sadd AFC 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3
4   Kashiwa Reysol AFC 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
5   Monterrey CONCACAF 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
6   Espérance de Tunis CAF 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2
7   Auckland City OFC 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Lionel Messi
(Barcelona)
  Xavi
(Barcelona)
  Neymar
(Santos)
Fair play
  Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

Bibliography
  • "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 – Technical Report and Statistics" (PDF). FIFA. 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
Notes
  1. ^ "Match Schedule – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011" (PDF). FIFA. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Unanimous support for 6+5, FIFA Club World Cup hosts revealed". FIFA. 27 May 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  3. ^ "FIFA moves Club World Cup to UAE from Japan". ESPN Soccernet. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Blatter reveals double boost for Japan". FIFA. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Magic Messi helps Barca conquer the world". ESPN Soccernet. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Barcelona 4 Santos 0". Daily Telegraph. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  7. ^ Hart, Simon (28 May 2011). "Barça crowned as Messi and Villa see off United". UEFA. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  8. ^ "¡Santos FC campeón de América!". CONMEBOL.com. Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol. 22 June 2011. Archived from the original on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Al Sadd win AFC Champions League". the-afc.com. The Asian Football Confederation. 5 November 2011. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Esperance conquer Africa thanks to Afful goal". Cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Monterrey claims CCL title with 1-0 victory". concacaf.com. Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Auckland City book place at FIFA Club World Cup". oceaniafootball.com. Oceania Football Confederation. 17 April 2011. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Kashiwa lift title, reach Club World Cup". FIFA. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  14. ^ Technical Report, p. 78
  15. ^ a b "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  16. ^ "Toyota Stadium". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2 December 2011.
  17. ^ "International Stadium Yokohama". FIFA.
  18. ^ "Teams react to Japan 2011 draw". FIFA. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2012.

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