2008 FIFA Club World Cup

2008 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
presented by Toyota
Toyota プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2008
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Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates11–21 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-upEcuador LDU Quito
Third placeJapan Gamba Osaka
Fourth placeMexico Pachuca
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored23 (2.88 per match)
Attendance355,515 (44,439 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Wayne Rooney
(3 goals)
Best player(s)England Wayne Rooney
Fair play awardAustralia Adelaide United

The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially 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

Team Confederation Qualification
Ecuador LDU Quito CONMEBOL Winners of the 2008 Copa Libertadores
England Manchester United UEFA Winners of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League
Japan Gamba Osaka AFC Winners of the 2008 AFC Champions League
Egypt Al Ahly CAF Winners of the 2008 CAF Champions League
Mexico Pachuca CONCACAF Winners of the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Play-off for quarter-finals
New Zealand Waitakere United OFC Winners of the 2007–08 OFC Champions League
Australia 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.

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