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2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final

2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event 2008 FIFA Club World Cup
Date 21 December 2008
Venue International Stadium, Yokohama[1]
Man of the Match Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)[2]
Referee Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[1]
Attendance 68,682[1]
Weather Clear night
16 °C (61 °F)
69% humidity

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The match took place at the International Stadium of Yokohama, Japan, on 21 December 2008, and pitted LDU Quito of Ecuador, the CONMEBOL club champions, and Manchester United of England, the UEFA club champions. Despite going down to 10 men early in the second half, Manchester United won the match 1–0 thanks to a 73rd-minute goal from Wayne Rooney.[3]

Road to Yokohama

Both Manchester United and LDU Quito qualified for the competition at the semi-final stage, after winning their respective continental competition, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and the 2008 Copa Libertadores.

Quito's opening game was against Mexican side Pachuca, who had defeated Egyptian club Al-Ahly 4–2 in the quarter-finals after extra time.[4] Their semi final match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo on 17 December 2008.[5] LDU Quito scored two goals in the first 26 minutes, through Bieler and Bolaños, securing a place in the Club World Cup final of 2008.[6]

Manchester United's semi-final opponents were Gamba Osaka, who had previously defeated Australian A-League premiers and Asian Champions League runners-up, Adelaide United, 1–0 to move into the second semi-final on 18 December.[7] Vidić and Ronaldo opened the scoring in the first half, putting Manchester United ahead by two goals at half time. Yamazaki was the next to score, in the 74th minute, to bring Gamba back into the competition, but Rooney scored twice and Fletcher once, within the next five minutes to extend United's lead. Endō converted an 85th minute penalty kick and Hashimoto got a third for Gamba just minutes before the final whistle. The end result was 5–3, taking Manchester United forward to the final.[8][9]



21 December 2008
19:30 UTC+9
LDU Quito 0–1 Manchester United
Report Rooney Goal 73'
LDU Quito
Manchester United
GK 1 José Francisco Cevallos Booked 44'
RB 23 Jairo Campos Booked 36'
CB 3 Renán Calle Booked 66' Substituted off 77'
CB 2 Norberto Araujo
LB 14 Diego Calderón
RM 13 Néicer Reasco Substituted off 82'
CM 15 William Araujo Booked 71'
CM 8 Patricio Urrutia (c)
LM 7 Luis Bolaños Substituted off 87'
SS 16 Claudio Bieler Booked 2'
CF 21 Damián Manso
MF 4 Paúl Ambrosi Substituted in 77'
MF 20 Pedro Larrea Substituted in 82'
FW 19 Reinaldo Navia Substituted in 87'
Edgardo Bauza
GK 1 Edwin van der Sar
RB 21 Rafael Substituted off 85'
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand (c)
CB 15 Nemanja Vidić Red card 49'
LB 3 Patrice Evra
RM 13 Park Ji-Sung
CM 16 Michael Carrick
CM 8 Anderson Booked 70' Substituted off 88'
LM 7 Cristiano Ronaldo
CF 32 Carlos Tevez Substituted off 51'
CF 10 Wayne Rooney
DF 23 Jonny Evans Substituted in 51'
DF 2 Gary Neville Substituted in 85'
MF 24 Darren Fletcher Substituted in 88'
Alex Ferguson

Man of the Match:
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)[2]

Assistant referees:
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)[1]
Bahadyr Kochkorov (Kyrgyzstan)[1]
Fourth official:
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)[1]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


First half
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 0
Total shots 4 11
Shots on target 0 5
Ball possession 36% 64%
Corner kicks 0 3
Fouls committed 14 10
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 3 0
Red cards 0 0
Second half
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 6 5
Shots on target 3 4
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 5 0
Fouls committed 12 7
Offsides 3 0
Yellow cards 2 1
Red cards 0 1
LDU Quito Manchester United
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 10 16
Shots on target 3 9
Ball possession 45% 55%
Corner kicks 5 3
Fouls committed 26 17
Offsides 3 1
Yellow cards 5 1
Red cards 0 1


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Match Report" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Toyota Cup - Most Valuable Player of the Match Award".  
  3. ^ "Liga de Quito 0–1 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Al-Ahly – Pachuca Match Report".  
  5. ^ "Pachuca – Liga de Quito Match Report".  
  6. ^ "In a Liga of their own".  
  7. ^ "Adelaide United – Gamba Osaka Match Report".  
  8. ^ "United hit five in thriller".  
  9. ^ "Gamba Osaka – Manchester United Match Report".  
  10. ^ "Match Statistics". FIFA. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

External links

  • FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008,
  • Technical Report and Statistics (PDF),
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