2017 FIFA Club World Cup
The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 presented by Alibaba Cloud for sponsorship reasons) was the 14th 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. The tournament was hosted by the United Arab Emirates.
|FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017|
presented by Alibaba Cloud
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
الإمارات العربية المتحدة 2017
|Host country||United Arab Emirates|
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Real Madrid (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||18 (2.25 per match)|
|Attendance||132,565 (16,571 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Maurício Antônio|
(2 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Luka Modrić|
|Fair play award||Real Madrid|
Real Madrid were the defending champions. They qualified for the tournament as the winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, becoming the first defending champions to qualify for the subsequent tournament, and after winning it, they were the first team to successfully defend the title.
The application process for the 2017–2018 as well as the 2015–2016 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014. Member associations interested in hosting must submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014. The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014, but the final decision was delayed until the FIFA's executive committee meetings on 19–20 March 2015.
The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:
The following seven teams qualified for the tournament.
|Team||Confederation||Qualification||Qualified date||Participation (bold indicates winners)|
|Entering in the semi-finals|
|Grêmio||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 2017 Copa Libertadores||29 November 2017||1st|
|Real MadridTH||UEFA||Winners of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League||3 June 2017||4th (Previous: 2000, 2014, 2016)|
|Entering in the second round|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||AFC||Winners of the 2017 AFC Champions League||25 November 2017||2nd (Previous: 2007)|
|Wydad Casablanca||CAF||Winners of the 2017 CAF Champions League||4 November 2017||1st|
|Pachuca||CONCACAF||Winners of the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League||26 April 2017||4th (Previous: 2007, 2008, 2010)|
|Entering in the first round|
|Auckland City||OFC||Winners of the 2017 OFC Champions League||7 May 2017||9th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|Al-Jazira||AFC (Hosts)||Winners of the 2016–17 UAE Pro-League||11 September 2017[note 1]||1st|
|Abu Dhabi||Al Ain|
|Zayed Sports City Stadium||Hazza bin Zayed Stadium|
|Capacity: 43,000||Capacity: 22,717|
|Confederation||Referee||Assistant referees||Video assistant referee|
|AFC||Ravshan Irmatov|| Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
|CAF||Malang Diedhiou|| Djibril Camara
El Hadji Malick Samba
|CONCACAF||César Arturo Ramos|| Marvin Torrentera
Miguel Ángel Hernández
|CONMEBOL||Sandro Ricci|| Emerson de Carvalho
Marcelo van Gasse
| Andrés Cunha|
|OFC||Matthew Conger|| Simon Lount
|UEFA||Felix Brych|| Mark Borsch
| Artur Soares Dias|
The following were key milestones in the organization of the tournament:
- The official emblem of the tournament, as well as the match schedule, was unveiled on 11 April 2017.
Each team had to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match. The official squads were confirmed by FIFA on 30 November 2017.
The draw was held on 9 October 2017, 12:00 GST (UTC+4), at Abu Dhabi to determine the matchups of the second round, and which teams the two second round winners would play in the semi-finals. At the time of the draw, the identity of the teams representing AFC, CAF, and CONMEBOL were not known.
If a match was tied after normal playing time:
- For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winners.
- For matches for fifth place and third place, extra time would not be played, and a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winners.
|First round||Second round||Semi-finals||Final|
|6 December – Al Ain|
|Al-Jazira||1||9 December – Abu Dhabi|
|13 December – Abu Dhabi|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||0|
|16 December – Abu Dhabi|
|9 December – Abu Dhabi|
|12 December – Al Ain|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||3||Pachuca||4|
|12 December – Al Ain||16 December – Abu Dhabi|
|Pachuca||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Wydad Casablanca|
|Al-Jazira||1–0||Urawa Red Diamonds|
Match for fifth placeEdit
|Wydad Casablanca||2–3||Urawa Red Diamonds|
Match for third placeEdit
|Real Madrid (UEFA)||2||2||0||0||3||1||+2||6|
|4||Al-Jazira (AFC) (H)||4||2||0||2||4||6||−2||6|
|5||Urawa Red Diamonds (AFC)||2||1||0||1||3||3||0||3|
|6||Wydad Casablanca (CAF)||2||0||0||2||2||4||−2||0|
|7||Auckland City (OFC)||1||0||0||1||0||1||−1||0|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
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