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The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament that was played from 6 to 16 December 2012.[1] It was the ninth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations as well as the host nation's league champions. The tournament was hosted by Japan.[2][3]

2012 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2012
2012 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates6–16 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Corinthians (2nd title)
Runners-upEngland Chelsea
Third placeMexico Monterrey
Fourth placeEgypt Al-Ahly
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored21 (2.63 per match)
Attendance283,063 (35,383 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina César Delgado
Japan Hisato Satō
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Brazil Cássio
Fair play awardMexico Monterrey
2011
2013

Corinthians won the title for the second time after defeating Chelsea 1–0 in the final.[4][5]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification Participation¹
Entered in the semi-finals
  Corinthians CONMEBOL Winners of the 2012 Copa Libertadores 2nd (Previous: 2000)
  Chelsea UEFA Winners of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1st
Entered in the quarter-finals
  Ulsan Hyundai AFC Winners of the 2012 AFC Champions League 1st
  Al-Ahly CAF Winners of the 2012 CAF Champions League 4th (Previous: 2005, 2006, 2008)
  Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League 2nd (Previous: 2011)
Entered in the play-off for quarter-finals
  Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2011–12 OFC Champions League 4th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011)
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima AFC (Host) Winners of the 2012 J. League Division 1 1st

1 In bold: Previous tournament winners

RefereesEdit

The appointed referees are:[6]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Nawaf Shukralla   Ebrahim Saleh
  Yaser Tulefat
  Alireza Faghani (reserve)   Hassan Kamranifar (reserve)
  Reza Sokhandan (reserve)
CAF   Djamel Haimoudi   Abdelhak Etchiali
  Redouane Achik
CONCACAF   Marco Antonio Rodríguez   Marvin Torrentera
  Marcos Quintero
CONMEBOL   Carlos Vera   Christian Lescano
  Byron Romero
OFC   Peter O'Leary   Jan-Hendrik Hintz
  Ravinesh Kumar
UEFA   Cüneyt Çakır   Bahattin Duran
  Tarık Ongun

SquadsEdit

Each team submitted a squad of 23 players, three of them goalkeepers.[7] The squads were announced on 29 November 2012.[8]

VenuesEdit

Goal-line technologyEdit

The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was the first FIFA tournament to use goal-line technology following its approval by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in July 2012.[9] The two systems approved by FIFA, GoalRef (installed in Yokohama) and Hawk-Eye (installed in Toyota), were used in the two stadiums.[10]

MatchesEdit

The draw for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was held at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland, on 24 September 2012 at 11:30 CEST (UTC+02:00).[11] The draw decided the "positions" in the bracket for the three representatives which entered the quarter-finals (AFC/CAF/CONCACAF).[12]

If a match is tied after normal playing time:[13]

  • For elimination matches, extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time is played, and a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 6 December – Yokohama                          
   Sanfrecce Hiroshima  1   9 December – Toyota        
   Auckland City  0        Sanfrecce Hiroshima  1
12 December – Toyota
     Al-Ahly  2    
   Al-Ahly  0
       Corinthians  1  
16 December – Yokohama
   Corinthians  1
9 December – Toyota
     Chelsea  0
   Ulsan Hyundai  1
13 December – Yokohama
   Monterrey  3    
   Monterrey  1
Fifth place Third place
       Chelsea  3  
   Ulsan Hyundai  2    Al-Ahly  0
   Sanfrecce Hiroshima  3    Monterrey  2
12 December – Toyota 16 December – Yokohama

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

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

A minute's silence was held before the match to commemorate Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who had died following a violent incident at a youth competition four days before the match.[14]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Ulsan Hyundai  1–3  Monterrey
Lee Keun-ho   88' Report Corona   9'
Delgado   77'84'
Attendance: 20,353

Sanfrecce Hiroshima  1–2  Al-Ahly
Satō   32' Report Hamdy   15'
Aboutrika   57'
Attendance: 27,314
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

Match for fifth placeEdit

Ulsan Hyundai  2–3  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Mizumoto   17' (o.g.)
Lee Yong   90+5'
Report Yamagishi   35'
Satō   56'72'
Attendance: 17,581

Semi-finalsEdit

Al-Ahly  0–1  Corinthians
Report Guerrero   30'
Attendance: 31,417

Monterrey  1–3  Chelsea
De Nigris   90+1' Report Mata   17'
Torres   46'
Chávez   48' (o.g.)

Match for third placeEdit

Al-Ahly  0–2  Monterrey
Report Corona   3'
Delgado   66'

FinalEdit

Corinthians  1–0  Chelsea
Guerrero   69' Report

GoalscorersEdit

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Corinthians CONMEBOL 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
2   Chelsea UEFA 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
3   Monterrey CONCACAF 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
4   Al-Ahly CAF 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
5   Sanfrecce Hiroshima AFC 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
6   Ulsan Hyundai AFC 2 0 0 2 3 6 −3
7   Auckland City OFC 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 
David Luiz, Cássio and Paolo Guerrero (from left to right) accepting their individual awards after the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final.

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament.[15]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Cássio
(Corinthians)
  David Luiz
(Chelsea)
  Paolo Guerrero
(Corinthians)
Fair play
  Monterrey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Match Schedule – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.
  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. Another major decision taken by the Executive Committee was to award the organisation of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the following two events, in 2011 and 2012, to Japan, where it has been played since 2005 and will be again in December this year.
  3. ^ "FIFA moves Club World Cup to UAE from Japan". ESPN. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2010. Japan were given some consolation for their loss when they awarded the tournament in 2011 and 2012 while Australia, which had been hoping to use the event to boost their chances of staging the World Cup in 2018, were overlooked altogether.
  4. ^ "World is lost for Chelsea". ESPNFC.com. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Chelsea 0 Corinthians 1". Daily Telegraph. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  6. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 – Appointment of Match Officials" (PDF). FIFA.
  7. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 presented by TOYOTA – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 29 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Continents' finest prepare for Japan". FIFA. 29 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Goal-line tech to debut at Club World Cup". supersport.com. 5 July 2012.
  10. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup: GLT project agreements signed". FIFA. 27 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Follow the draw LIVE on FIFA.com". FIFA. 23 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Intriguing quarter-final pairings drawn". FIFA. 24 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.
  14. ^ Blatter shocked at Dutch linesman death, Reuters (6 December 2012)
  15. ^ "Double joy for Corinthians stars". FIFA. 16 December 2012.

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