2000 FIFA Club World Championship

2000 FIFA Club World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Clubes da FIFA
Brasil 2000

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2000 FIFA Club World Championship
official logo[1]
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 5–14 January 2000
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Corinthians (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil Vasco da Gama
Third place Mexico Necaxa
Fourth place Spain Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)
Attendance 514,000 (36,714 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Romário
France Nicolas Anelka
(3 goals each)
Best player Brazil Edílson
Fair play award Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr

The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA, football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among a total of nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999.[2] All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã and São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi.

Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament.

Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.[3]

Participating teams

The clubs that qualified for the tournament were:

Team Confederation Qualification
Brazil Corinthians (host) CONMEBOL Winner of the 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr AFC Winner of the 1998 Asian Super Cup
England Manchester United UEFA Winner of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League
Mexico Necaxa CONCACAF Winner of the 1999 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Morocco Raja Casablanca CAF Winner of the 1999 CAF Champions League
Spain Real Madrid UEFA Winner of the 1998 Intercontinental Cup
Australia South Melbourne OFC Winner of the 1999 Oceania Club Championship
Brazil Vasco da Gama CONMEBOL Winner of the 1998 Copa Libertadores


The following venues were used for the tournament:

São Paulo Rio de Janeiro
Morumbi Maracanã
23°36′0″S 46°43′12″W / 23.60000°S 46.72000°W / -23.60000; -46.72000 (Morumbi) 22°54′42″S 43°13′49″W / 22.91167°S 43.23028°W / -22.91167; -43.23028 (Maracanã)
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 103,022


For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads.


Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee.[4]

Confederation Referee(s) Assistant(s)
AFC Kuwait Saad Mane Kazakhstan Serguey Ufimtsev
CAF Senegal Daouda N'Doye Uganda Ali Tomusangue
CONCACAF Costa Rica William Mattus Trinidad and Tobago Haseeb Mohammed
CONMEBOL Argentina Horacio Elizondo
Colombia Óscar Ruiz
Paraguay Miguel Giacomuzzi
Uruguay Fernando Cresci
OFC New Zealand Derek Rugg Samoa Lavetala Siuamoa
UEFA Italy Stefano Braschi
Netherlands Dick Jol
Denmark Jens Larsen
Poland Jacek Pociegiel


Matches were played in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off.

First stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Corinthians 321062+47
Spain Real Madrid 321085+37
Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 31025833
Morocco Raja Casablanca 30035940

5 January 2000
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Anelka  21'
Raúl  61'
Sávio  69' (pen.)
Report Al-Husseini  45+1' (pen.)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

7 January 2000
Real Madrid Spain 2–2 Brazil Corinthians
Anelka  19', 71' Report Edílson  28', 64'

7 January 2000
Raja Casablanca Morocco 3–4 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
Al Dosari  25' (o.g.)
El Moubarki  67'
El Karkouri  73'
Report Al Amin  4'
Bahja  49'
Al-Husseini  51'
Saïb  86'
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Derek Rugg (New Zealand)

10 January 2000
Real Madrid Spain 3–2 Morocco Raja Casablanca
Hierro  49'
Morientes  53'
Geremi  88'
Report Achami  28'
Moustaoudia  59'

10 January 2000
Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia 0–2 Brazil Corinthians
Report Ricardinho  24'
Rincón  81'
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Vasco da Gama 330072+59
Mexico Necaxa 311154+14
England Manchester United 31114404
Australia South Melbourne 30031760

8 January 2000
Manchester United England 1–3 Brazil Vasco da Gama
Butt  81' Report Romário  24', 26'
Edmundo  43'

8 January 2000
South Melbourne Australia 1–3 Mexico Necaxa
Anastasiadis  45+2' Report Montecinos  19' (pen.)
Delgado  29'
Cabrera  79' (pen.)

11 January 2000
Necaxa Mexico 1–2 Brazil Vasco da Gama
Aguinaga  5' Report Odvan  14'
Romário  69'

Second stage

Third place play-off


Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1Brazil CorinthiansCONMEBOL 422062+48
2Brazil Vasco da GamaCONMEBOL 431072+510
3Mexico NecaxaCONCACAF 412165+15
4Spain Real MadridUEFA 422096+38
5England Manchester UnitedUEFA 31114404
6Saudi Arabia Al-NassrAFC 31025833
7Morocco Raja CasablancaCAF 30035940
8Australia South MelbourneOFC 30031760


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Edílson
Brazil Edmundo
(Vasco da Gama)
Brazil Romário
(Vasco da Gama)
Fair play Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr


3 goals
2 goals

1 goal

See also


  1. http://www.programmes.kiev.ua/EC/fotoprogrammes/FIFA_wcc/WCC00_prg1.jpg
  2. "Draw for the FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 October 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. "28 million dollars in prize money on offer". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 3 January 2000. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  4. "Officials" (PDF). FIFA. p. 33. Retrieved 28 April 2015.

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