2007 FIFA Club World Cup

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2007 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2007
2007 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates7–16 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Milan (1st title)
Runners-upArgentina Boca Juniors
Third placeJapan Urawa Red Diamonds
Fourth placeTunisia Étoile du Sahel
Tournament statistics
Matches played7
Goals scored21 (3 per match)
Attendance315,279 (45,040 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Washington (3 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Kaká
Fair play awardJapan Urawa Red Diamonds

The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament played in Japan from 7 to 16 December 2007. It was the fourth FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament organised by FIFA for the winners of each confederation's top continental club tournament.

Internacional could not defend their title as they were eliminated in the 2007 Copa Libertadores second stage.

Seven teams from the six confederations entered the tournament, with Italian side Milan defeating Boca Juniors from Argentina 4–2 in the final to become the most successful team in the world in terms of international trophies won (18), as well as the first European team to win the Club World Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualified teams were decided during 2007 through the six major continental competitions. The winner of each regional club championship participated in the 2007 Club World Cup. In March 2007, the FIFA executive committee introduced a qualifying playoff between the 2007 OFC Champions League champion and the host nation's 2007 J. League champion, as opposed to previous years, in which the Oceania champions were given direct entry into the tournament.[1] In order to avoid the participation of two teams from the same country, the best-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC Champions League would take the "host" berth if a Japanese team won that competition,[2] which indeed happened as Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2007 AFC Champions League. Also, the fifth-place match was eliminated for this edition.

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
Argentina Boca Juniors CONMEBOL Winner of 2007 Copa Libertadores
Italy Milan UEFA Winner of 2006–07 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel CAF Winner of 2007 CAF Champions League
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winner of 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds AFC Winner of 2007 AFC Champions League
Play-in qualification
Iran Sepahan AFC Runner-up of 2007 AFC Champions League
New Zealand Waitakere United OFC Winner of 2007 OFC Champions League

† Sepahan took Japan's slot due to a Japanese team winning the AFC Champions League.


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472 (International Stadium Yokohama) 35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.6780556°N 139.7147222°E / 35.6780556; 139.7147222 (National Olympic Stadium) 35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.0844500°N 137.1705611°E / 35.0844500; 137.1705611 (Toyota Stadium)
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
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2007 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)


For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2007 FIFA Club World Cup squads.

Match officials[edit]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Mark Shield (Australia)
Hiroyoshi Takayama (Japan)
Ben Wilson (Australia)
Nathan Gibson (Australia)
CAF Coffi Codjia (Benin) Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
CONCACAF Marco Antonio Rodríguez (Mexico) Jose Luis Camargo (Mexico)
Pedro Rebollar (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Jorge Larrionda (Uruguayan) Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguayan)
Miguel Nievas (Ecuador)
OFC Peter O'Leary (New Zealand) Brent Best (New Zealand)
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)
UEFA Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark) Bill Hansen (Denmark)
Henryk Sonderby (Turkey)



Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 7 December – Tokyo                          
 Iran Sepahan  3   10 December – Toyota City        
 New Zealand Waitakere United  1      Iran Sepahan  1
13 December – Yokohama
   Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  3    
 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  0
     Italy Milan  1  
16 December – Yokohama
 Italy Milan  4
9 December – Tokyo
   Argentina Boca Juniors  2
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  1
12 December – Tokyo
 Mexico Pachuca  0    
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  0
Third place
     Argentina Boca Juniors  1  
 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds  2 (4)
 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel  2 (2)
16 December – Yokohama

All times local (UTC+9)


Sepahan Iran3–1New Zealand Waitakere United
Mohammed 3', 4'
Abu Al-Hail 47'
Report Aghili 74' (o.g.)
Attendance: 24,788


Étoile du Sahel Tunisia1–0Mexico Pachuca
Narry 85' Report
Attendance: 34,934

Sepahan Iran1–3Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Karimi 80' Report Nagai 32'
Washington 54'
Aghili 70' (o.g.)
Attendance: 33,263
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)


Étoile du Sahel Tunisia0–1Argentina Boca Juniors
Report Cardozo 37'
Attendance: 37,255

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan0–1Italy Milan
Report Seedorf 68'

Match for third place[edit]


Boca Juniors Argentina2–4Italy Milan
Palacio 22'
Ambrosini 85' (o.g.)
Report Inzaghi 21', 71'
Nesta 50'
Kaká 61'


Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Italy Milan UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2 Argentina Boca Juniors CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
3 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds AFC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1
4 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel CAF 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
5 Iran Sepahan AFC 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
7 New Zealand Waitakere United OFC 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2


Adidas Golden Ball
Toyota Award
Adidas Silver Ball Adidas Bronze Ball
Brazil Kaká
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
Argentina Rodrigo Palacio
(Boca Juniors)
FIFA Fair Play Award
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds


  1. ^ "Green light for further special projects in Oceania, India and the Caribbean". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Organising Committee strengthens FIFA Club World Cup format". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2007.

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