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2008 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008

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

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup 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,[1][2] to become the first British team to win the competition.[3]

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.[4]


Qualifying teams

Team Association Qualification
Ecuador LDU Quito CONMEBOL Winners of Copa Libertadores 2008
England Manchester United UEFA Winners of UEFA Champions League 2007–08
Japan Gamba Osaka AFC Winners of AFC Champions League 2008
Egypt Al-Ahly CAF Winners of CAF Champions League 2008
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2008
Play-off for Quarter-finals
New Zealand Waitakere United OFC Winners of OFC Champions League 2007–08
Australia Adelaide United Host* Runners-up of AFC Champions League 2008*

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


Referee Assistants
African Zone
Algeria Mohamed Benouza Egypt Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi Eritrea Angesom Ogbamariam
Asian Zone
Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov Kyrgyzstan Bahadyr Kochkorov Uzbekistan Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
Japan Yuichi Nishimura South Korea Jeong Hae-Sang Japan Toru Sagara
European Zone
Spain Alberto Undiano Mallenco Spain Fermín Martínez Spain Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez
North, Central American and Caribbean Zone
Mexico Benito Archundia Mexico Hector Delgadillo Mexico Marvin Rivera
Oceanian Zone
New Zealand Peter O'Leary New Zealand Brent Best Solomon Islands Matthew Taro
South American Zone
Chile Pablo Pozo Chile Patricio Basualto Chile Julio Díaz


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




Play-off Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 11 December - Tokyo                          
 Australia Adelaide United  2   14 December - Toyota        
 New Zealand Waitakere United  1      Australia Adelaide United  0
18 December - Yokohama
   Japan Gamba Osaka  1    
 Japan Gamba Osaka  3
     England Manchester United  5  
21 December - Yokohama
 England Manchester United  1
13 December - Tokyo
   Ecuador LDU Quito  0
 Egypt Al-Ahly  2
17 December - Tokyo
 Mexico Pachuca (a.e.t.)  4    
 Mexico Pachuca  0
Fifth place Third place
     Ecuador LDU Quito  2  
 Australia Adelaide United  1  Japan Gamba Osaka  1
 Egypt Al-Ahly  0  Mexico 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 Australia 2 – 1 New Zealand Waitakere United National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 19,777
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)
Mullen Goal 39'
Dodd Goal 83'
Report Seaman Goal 34'


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

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


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

18 December 2008
Gamba Osaka Japan 3 – 5 England Manchester United International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 67,618
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
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 Egypt 0 – 1 Australia Adelaide United International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 35,154
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Report Cristiano Goal 7'

Match for third place

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


21 December 2008
LDU Quito Ecuador 0 – 1 England Manchester United International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 68,682
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report Rooney Goal 73'
FIFA Club World Cup
2008 Winners
Manchester United
First title


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 goal, cont.
Own goal

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Nation Confederation
1 Manchester United  England UEFA
2 LDU Quito  Ecuador CONMEBOL
3 Gamba Osaka  Japan AFC
4 Pachuca  Mexico CONCACAF
5 Adelaide United  Australia AFC
6 Al-Ahly  Egypt CAF
7 Waitakere United  New Zealand OFC


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
England Rooney
(Manchester United)
Portugal Ronaldo
(Manchester United)
Argentina Manso
(LDU Quito)
Fair play Australia Adelaide United


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