2012 FIFA Club World Cup
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. 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.
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012|
presented by Toyota
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Corinthians (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||21 (2.63 per match)|
|Attendance||283,063 (35,383 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| César Delgado|
(3 goals each)
|Fair play award||Monterrey|
|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
The appointed referees are:
|AFC||Nawaf Shukralla|| Ebrahim Saleh|
|Alireza Faghani (reserve)|| Hassan Kamranifar (reserve)|
Reza Sokhandan (reserve)
|CAF||Djamel Haimoudi|| Abdelhak Etchiali|
|CONCACAF||Marco Antonio Rodríguez|| Marvin Torrentera|
|CONMEBOL||Carlos Vera|| Christian Lescano|
|OFC||Peter O'Leary|| Jan-Hendrik Hintz|
|UEFA||Cüneyt Çakır|| Bahattin Duran|
The venues for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup were Yokohama and Toyota.
|Toyota Stadium||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Capacity: 45,000||Capacity: 72,327|
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. The two systems approved by FIFA, GoalRef (installed in Yokohama) and Hawk-Eye (installed in Toyota), were used in the two stadiums.
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). The draw decided the "positions" in the bracket for the three representatives which entered the quarter-finals (AFC/CAF/CONCACAF).
If a match is tied after normal playing time:
- 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.
|6 December – Yokohama|
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1||9 December – Toyota|
|Auckland City||0||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1|
|12 December – Toyota|
|16 December – Yokohama|
|9 December – Toyota|
|13 December – Yokohama|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|12 December – Toyota||16 December – Yokohama|
Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1–0||Auckland City|
|Lee Keun-ho 88'||Report||Corona 9'
Delgado 77', 84'
|Satō 32'||Report||Hamdy 15'
Match for fifth placeEdit
|Ulsan Hyundai||2–3||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
|Mizumoto 17' (o.g.)
Lee Yong 90+5'
Satō 56', 72'
|De Nigris 90+1'||Report||Mata 17'
Chávez 48' (o.g.)
Match for third placeEdit
|Hisato Satō||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||3|
|Aldo de Nigris||Monterrey||1|
|Toshihiro Aoyama||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1|
|Satoru Yamagishi||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1|
|Lee Keun-Ho||Ulsan Hyundai||1|
|Lee Yong||Ulsan Hyundai||1|
- Own goals
The following awards were given for the tournament.
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
| David Luiz
| Paolo Guerrero|
- "Match Schedule – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.
- "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.
- "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.
- "World is lost for Chelsea". ESPNFC.com. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Chelsea 0 Corinthians 1". Daily Telegraph. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 – Appointment of Match Officials" (PDF). FIFA.
- "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 presented by TOYOTA – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 29 November 2012.
- "Continents' finest prepare for Japan". FIFA. 29 November 2012.
- "Goal-line tech to debut at Club World Cup". supersport.com. 5 July 2012.
- "FIFA Club World Cup: GLT project agreements signed". FIFA. 27 November 2012.
- "Follow the draw LIVE on FIFA.com". FIFA. 23 September 2012.
- "Intriguing quarter-final pairings drawn". FIFA. 24 September 2012.
- "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012" (PDF). FIFA.
- Blatter shocked at Dutch linesman death, Reuters (6 December 2012)
- "Double joy for Corinthians stars". FIFA. 16 December 2012.