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The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 11th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations as well as the host nation's league champions.[2] It was hosted by Morocco for the second year in a row,[3] and played from 10 to 20 December 2014.[1]

2014 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
presented by Toyota
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
المغرب 2014
2014 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryMorocco
Dates10–20 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (1st title)
Runners-upArgentina San Lorenzo
Third placeNew Zealand Auckland City
Fourth placeMexico Cruz Azul
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored20 (2.5 per match)
Attendance228,021 (28,503 per match)
Top scorer(s)Wales Gareth Bale
Spain Sergio Ramos
Mexico Gerardo Torrado
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Spain Sergio Ramos
Fair play awardSpain Real Madrid

Real Madrid won their first FIFA Club World Cup after defeating San Lorenzo 2–0 in the final,[4] and their fourth world club title counting the 1960, 1998 and 2002 Intercontinental Cups, equaling Milan's record.[5]


Host bidsEdit

There were four countries bidding to host the 2013 and 2014 tournaments (same host for both tournaments):[6]

In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder.[7] FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.[8]

On 21 August 2014, FIFA issued a statement reconfirming Morocco as the host, despite recent rumours that a change in venue might be sought due to the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak.[9] Morocco had cancelled its hosting of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to fears of Ebola, but vowed to host the Club World Cup as no entrants would be from the countries with the most severe Ebola outbreaks.[10]

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
  San Lorenzo CONMEBOL Winners of the 2014 Copa Libertadores 1st
  Real Madrid UEFA Winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2nd (Previous: 2000)
Enter in the quarter-finals
  Western Sydney Wanderers AFC Winners of the 2014 AFC Champions League 1st
  ES Sétif CAF Winners of the 2014 CAF Champions League 1st
  Cruz Azul CONCACAF Winners of the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1st
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
  Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2013–14 OFC Champions League 6th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  Moghreb Tétouan CAF (Hosts) Winners of the 2013–14 Botola 1st


Match officialsEdit

The appointed match officials were:[12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Benjamin Williams   Matthew Cream
  Paul Cetrangolo
CAF   Noumandiez Doué   Songuifolo Yéo
  Jean-Claude Birumushahu
CONCACAF   Walter López   Leonel Leal
  Gerson López
CONMEBOL   Enrique Osses   Carlos Astroza
  Sergio Román
OFC   Norbert Hauata   Tevita Makasini
  Paul Ahupu
UEFA   Pedro Proença   Bertino Miranda
  Tiago Trigo

Replaced Colombian trio Wilmar Roldán, Eduardo Díaz and Alexander Guzmán.[13]


Each team named a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline of 28 November 2014. Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[2] The squads were announced by FIFA on 4 December 2014.[14]


If a match was tied after normal playing time:[2]

  • For elimination matches, extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time was played, and a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 10 December – Rabat                          
   Moghreb Tétouan  0 (3)   13 December – Rabat        
   Auckland City (pen.)  0 (4)        Auckland City  1
17 December – Marrakesh
     ES Sétif  0    
   Auckland City  1
       San Lorenzo (a.e.t.)  2  
20 December – Marrakesh
   San Lorenzo  0
13 December – Rabat
     Real Madrid  2
   Cruz Azul (a.e.t.)  3
16 December – Marrakesh
   Western Sydney Wanderers  1    
   Cruz Azul  0
Fifth place Third place
       Real Madrid  4  
   ES Sétif (pen.)  2 (5)    Auckland City (pen.)  1 (4)
   Western Sydney Wanderers  2 (4)    Cruz Azul  1 (2)
17 December – Marrakesh 20 December – Marrakesh

All times are local, WET (UTC±0).

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit


A draw was held on 11 October 2014 at 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh,[15] to determine the pairings of the four quarter-finalists.[16]

ES Sétif  0–1  Auckland City
Report Irving   52'

Cruz Azul  3–1 (a.e.t.)  Western Sydney Wanderers
Torrado   89' (pen.)118' (pen.)
Pavone   108'
Report La Rocca   65'


The first semi-final was originally to be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, but was moved to Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh due to difficult pitch conditions.[17]

Cruz Azul  0–4  Real Madrid
Report Ramos   15'
Benzema   36'
Bale   50'
Isco   72'
Attendance: 34,862
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)

San Lorenzo  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Auckland City
Barrientos   45+2'
Matos   93'
Report Berlanga   67'

Match for fifth placeEdit

ES Sétif  2–2  Western Sydney Wanderers
Mullen   50' (o.g.)
Ziaya   57'
Report Castelen   5'
Saba   89'
5–4   Saba
Attendance: 18,458

Match for third placeEdit

Cruz Azul  1–1  Auckland City
Rojas   57' Report De Vries   45+2'
2–4   Payne


Real Madrid  2–0  San Lorenzo
Ramos   37'
Bale   51'


Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos. Team Confed. Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
1   Real Madrid UEFA 2 2 0 0 6 6 0 +6
2   San Lorenzo CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 -1
3   Auckland City OFC 4 1 2 1 5 3 3 0
4   Cruz Azul CONCACAF 3 1 1 1 4 4 6 -2
5   ES Sétif CAF 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 -1
6   Western Sydney Wanderers AFC 2 0 1 1 1 3 5 -2
7   Moghreb Tétouan CAF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[18]

Golden Ball
Silver Ball
Bronze Ball
  Sergio Ramos
(Real Madrid)
  Cristiano Ronaldo
(Real Madrid)
  Ivan Vicelich
(Auckland City)
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Real Madrid


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  2. ^ a b c "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014" (PDF). FIFA.
  3. ^ "Morocco to host 2013-2014 Club World Cup". AFP. Google News. 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Real Madrid coast to Morocco 2014 title". FIFA. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  5. ^ Regarding it as world club title de facto, cf. "Real Madrid turn winning run into a world title". FIFA. Retrieved 21 December 2014. In terms of making history, Real, who have now equalled Milan’s record of four World and Intercontinental Cup wins, ...
    "Real Madrid claim FIFA Club World Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 20 December 2014. Madrid equal AC Milan's record of four world club titles, having both also lifted the old European-South American Cup three times before clinching the successor trophy, each under Carlo Ancelotti.
  6. ^ "Iran among four bidders to host 2013-14 FIFA Club World Cups". Associated Press. USA Today. 17 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Morocco set to host Club World Cup in 2013, '14". Associated Press. 17 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Reform road map speeds up". FIFA. 17 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Morocco reconfirmed as FIFA Club World Cup venue". 21 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations: Morocco will not host finals over Ebola fears". BBC Sport. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Ex-Co backs FIFA's work to help improve working conditions in Qatar". 21 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Referees & Assistant referees for FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Wilmar Roldán y su grupo ya no harán parte del Mundial de Clubes" (in Spanish). 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  14. ^ "161 stars aiming to finish 2014 on a high". 4 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Club delegations set for Morocco 2014 draw". 10 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Path set for Morocco 2014 finalists". 11 October 2014.
  17. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014: Match #4 in Marrakech". 14 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Ramos outshines the rest". 20 December 2014.

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