2014 FIFA Club World Cup
The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. It was hosted by Morocco for the second year in a row, and played from 10 to 20 December 2014.
|FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014|
presented by Toyota
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
|Dates||10 – 20 December|
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Real Madrid (1st title)|
|Third place||Auckland City|
|Fourth place||Cruz Azul|
|Goals scored||20 (2.5 per match)|
|Attendance||228,021 (28,503 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Gareth Bale|
(2 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Sergio Ramos|
|Fair play award||Real Madrid|
Real Madrid won their first FIFA Club World Cup after defeating San Lorenzo 2–0 in the final, and their fourth world club title counting the 1960, 1998 and 2002 Intercontinental Cups, equaling Milan's record.
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates (which hosted the 2009 and 2010 editions in Abu Dhabi)
In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder. FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.
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. 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.
|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|
|Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium||Stade de Marrakech|
|Capacity: 52,000||Capacity: 45,240|
The appointed match officials were:
|AFC||Benjamin Williams|| Matthew Cream|
|CAF||Noumandiez Doué|| Songuifolo Yéo|
|CONCACAF||Walter López|| Leonel Leal|
|CONMEBOL||Enrique Osses†|| Carlos Astroza†|
|OFC||Norbert Hauata|| Tevita Makasini|
|UEFA||Pedro Proença|| Bertino Miranda|
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. The squads were announced by FIFA on 4 December 2014.
If a match was tied after normal playing time:
- 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.
|10 December – Rabat|
|Moghreb Tétouan||0 (3)||13 December – Rabat|
|Auckland City (pen.)||0 (4)||Auckland City||1|
|17 December – Marrakesh|
|San Lorenzo (a.e.t.)||2|
|20 December – Marrakesh|
|13 December – Rabat|
|Cruz Azul (a.e.t.)||3|
|16 December – Marrakesh|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||1|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|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|
Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit
|Moghreb Tétouan||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Auckland City|
|ES Sétif||0–1||Auckland City|
|Cruz Azul||3–1 (a.e.t.)||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|Torrado 89' (pen.), 118' (pen.)
|Report||La Rocca 65'|
|Cruz Azul||0–4||Real Madrid|
|San Lorenzo||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Auckland City|
Match for fifth placeEdit
|ES Sétif||2–2||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|Mullen 50' (o.g.)
Match for third placeEdit
|Cruz Azul||1–1||Auckland City|
|Rojas 57'||Report||De Vries 45+2'|
- Own goal
|6||Western Sydney Wanderers||AFC||2||0||1||1||1||3||5||-2|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
- "Match Schedule – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014" (PDF). FIFA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- "Regulations – FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014" (PDF). FIFA.
- "Morocco to host 2013-2014 Club World Cup". AFP. Google News. 17 December 2011.
- "Real Madrid coast to Morocco 2014 title". FIFA. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- 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.
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- "Wilmar Roldán y su grupo ya no harán parte del Mundial de Clubes" (in Spanish). antena2.com.co. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "161 stars aiming to finish 2014 on a high". FIFA.com. 4 December 2014.
- "Club delegations set for Morocco 2014 draw". FIFA.com. 10 October 2014.
- "Path set for Morocco 2014 finalists". FIFA.com. 11 October 2014.
- "FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014: Match #4 in Marrakech". FIFA.com. 14 December 2014.
- "Ramos outshines the rest". FIFA.com. 20 December 2014.