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2008 FIFA Club World Cup

2008 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 11 December – 21 December
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-up LDU Quito
Third place Gamba Osaka
Fourth place Pachuca
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 23 (2.88 per match)
Attendance 355,515 (44,439 per match)
Top scorer(s) Wayne Rooney
(3 goals)
Best player Wayne Rooney

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The tournament was held in Japan from 11 December to 21 December 2008. Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first English team to win the competition.

The fifth-place match, dropped for the 2007 tournament, was reintroduced for 2008, with the total prize money being increased by US$500,000 to US$16.5 million. The winners took away US$5 million, the losing finalists US$4 million, the third-placed team US$2.5 million, the fourth-placed team US$2 million, the fifth-placed team US$1.5 million, the sixth-placed team US$1 million and the seventh-placed team US$500,000.[1]


  • Qualified teams 1
  • Venues 2
  • Referees 3
  • Squads 4
  • Matches 5
    • Bracket 5.1
    • Play-off for Quarter-finals 5.2
    • Quarter-finals 5.3
    • Semi-finals 5.4
    • Match for fifth place 5.5
    • Match for third place 5.6
    • Final 5.7
  • Scorers 6
  • Tournament round-up 7
    • Final standings 7.1
    • Awards 7.2
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Qualified teams

Location of teams of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
Team Confederation Qualification
LDU Quito CONMEBOL Winners of the 2008 Copa Libertadores
Manchester United UEFA Winners of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League
Gamba Osaka AFC Winners of the 2008 AFC Champions League
Al-Ahly CAF Winners of the 2008 CAF Champions League
Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Play-off for quarter-finals
Waitakere United OFC Winners of the 2007–08 OFC Champions League
Adelaide United (Host) AFC* Runners-up of the 2008 AFC Champions League*

* - As Gamba Osaka won the AFC Champions League, the host's spot was taken by Adelaide United as the highest-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC CL.


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
2008 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Ravshan Irmatov Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
Bahadyr Kochkorov
Yuichi Nishimura Toru Sagara
Jeong Hae-Sang
CAF Mohamed Benouza Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi
Angesom Ogbamariam
CONCACAF Benito Archundia Hector Delgadillo
Marvin Rivera
CONMEBOL Pablo Pozo Patricio Basualto
Julio Díaz
OFC Peter O'Leary Brent Best
Matthew Taro
UEFA Alberto Undiano Mallenco Fermín Martínez
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez


For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2008 FIFA Club World Cup squads.



Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 11 December - Tokyo                          
  Adelaide United  2   14 December - Toyota        
  Waitakere United  1       Adelaide United  0
18 December - Yokohama
    Gamba Osaka  1    
  Gamba Osaka  3
      Manchester United  5  
21 December - Yokohama
  Manchester United  1
13 December - Tokyo
    LDU Quito  0
  Al-Ahly  2
17 December - Tokyo
  Pachuca (a.e.t.)  4    
  Pachuca  0
Fifth place Third place
      LDU Quito  2  
  Adelaide United  1   Gamba Osaka  1
  Al-Ahly  0   Pachuca  0
18 December - Yokohama 21 December - Yokohama

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Play-off for Quarter-finals

11 December 2008
Adelaide United 2–1 Waitakere United
Mullen Goal 39'
Dodd Goal 83'
Report Seaman Goal 34'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,777
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)


13 December 2008
Al-Ahly 2–4 (a.e.t.) Pachuca
Pinto Goal 28' (o.g.)
Flávio Goal 44'
Report Montes Goal 47'
Giménez Goal 72'110'
Álvarez Goal 98'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 30,158
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

14 December 2008
Adelaide United 0–1 Gamba Osaka
Report Endō Goal 23'
Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 38,141
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)


17 December 2008
Pachuca 0–2 LDU Quito
Report Bieler Goal 4'
Bolaños Goal 26'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 33,366
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

18 December 2008
Gamba Osaka 3–5 Manchester United
Yamazaki Goal 74'
Endō Goal 85' (pen.)
Hashimoto Goal 90+1'
Report Vidić Goal 28'
Ronaldo Goal 45+1'
Rooney Goal 75'79'
Fletcher Goal 78'

Match for fifth place

18 December 2008
Al-Ahly 0–1 Adelaide United
Report Cristiano Goal 7'

Match for third place

21 December 2008
Pachuca 0–1 Gamba Osaka
Report Yamazaki Goal 29'
International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 62,619
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)


21 December 2008
LDU Quito 0–1 Manchester United
Report Rooney Goal 73'


Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Manchester United UEFA 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3
2 LDU Quito CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
3 Gamba Osaka AFC 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
4 Pachuca CONCACAF 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1
5 Adelaide United AFC 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
6 Al-Ahly CAF 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
7 Waitakere United OFC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
(Manchester United)
(Manchester United)
(LDU Quito)
Fair play Adelaide United


  1. ^ "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place".  

External links

  • FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008,
  • 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Official Site (Archived)
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