2007 FIFA Club World Cup Final

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2007 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event2007 FIFA Club World Cup
Date16 December 2007
VenueNissan Stadium
Yokohama, Japan[1]
RefereeMarco Rodríguez (Mexico)[1]
WeatherClear night
8 °C (46 °F)
33% humidity

The 2007 FIFA Club World Cup Final took place at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan on 16 December 2007.

The match pitted Milan of Italy, the UEFA club champions, against Boca Juniors of Argentina, the CONMEBOL club champions. Milan won 4–2 in a match watched by 68,263 people. In doing so, Milan became the first non-Brazilian team – and first European – to win the Club World Cup. They won their fourth FIFA Club World Cup/Intercontinental Cup and avenged their 2003 Intercontinental Cup defeat to Boca Juniors. Milan also overtook Boca Juniors, Nacional, Peñarol, Real Madrid and São Paulo as the only team to have won the competition four times. Kaká was named as man of the match.[2]

Road to final[edit]

Argentina Boca Juniors Team Italy Milan
CONMEBOL Confederation UEFA
Winner of the 2007 Copa Libertadores Qualification Winner of the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League
Bye Play-off round Bye
Bye Quarter-finals Bye
1–0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel Semi-finals 1–0 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds



Boca Juniors Argentina2–4Italy Milan
Palacio Goal 22'
Ledesma Goal 85'
Report Inzaghi Goal 21'71'
Nesta Goal 50'
Kaká Goal 61'
Boca Juniors
GK 12 Argentina Mauricio Caranta
CB 20 Argentina Jonatan Maidana
CB 29 Argentina Gabriel Paletta Yellow card 73'
CB 3 Paraguay Claudio Morel Rodríguez
DM 5 Argentina Sebastián Battaglia Yellow card 55'
RM 4 Argentina Hugo Ibarra Yellow card 40'
CM 15 Uruguay Álvaro González Substituted off 67'
CM 24 Argentina Éver Banega
LW 19 Argentina Neri Cardozo Substituted off 68'
SS 14 Argentina Rodrigo Palacio
CF 9 Argentina Martín Palermo (c)
MF 8 Argentina Pablo Ledesma Red card 88' Substituted in 67'
MF 11 Argentina Leandro Gracián Substituted in 68'
Argentina Miguel Ángel Russo
GK 1 Brazil Dida
RB 25 Italy Daniele Bonera
CB 13 Italy Alessandro Nesta
CB 4 Georgia (country) Kakha Kaladze Red card 77'
LB 3 Italy Paolo Maldini (c)
CM 8 Italy Gennaro Gattuso Substituted off 65'
CM 21 Italy Andrea Pirlo
CM 23 Italy Massimo Ambrosini Yellow card 22'
AM 22 Brazil Kaká Yellow card 62'
AM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Substituted off 87'
CF 9 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Substituted off 76'
MF 5 Brazil Emerson Substituted in 65'
DF 2 Brazil Cafu Substituted in 76'
MF 32 Italy Cristian Brocchi Substituted in 87'
Italy Carlo Ancelotti

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)[1]
Pedro Rebollar (Mexico)[1]
Fourth official:
Mark Shield (Australia)[1]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes, of which three may be used


Boca Juniors Milan
Goals scored 2 4
Total shots 17 14
Shots on target 9 7
Ball possession 49% 51%
Corner kicks 5 2
Fouls committed 22 14
Offsides 4 3
Yellow cards 3 2
Red cards 1 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Match Report" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Toyota Cup – Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 20 December 2007. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Match Statistics". FIFA. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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