2005 FIFA Club World Championship

2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup
FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup Japan 2005

FIFA CWCTC 2005 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 11 December – 18 December
Teams 6 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil São Paulo (1st title)
Runners-up England Liverpool
Third place Costa Rica Saprissa
Fourth place Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 19 (2.71 per match)
Attendance 261,456 (37,351 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Amoroso
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor
England Peter Crouch
Costa Rica Alvaro Saborio
(2 goals each)
Best player Brazil Rogério Ceni
Fair play award England Liverpool

The 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup was the second edition of the FIFA Club World Championship, and the first held after by the merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Championship (which had been played in a pilot edition in 2000 but later discontinued).

The football tournament was held in Japan from 11 December to 18 December 2005 and won by Brazilian club São Paulo.


The 2005 tournament was created as a merger between the Intercontinental Cup and the earlier FIFA Club World Championships. The previous of these had been running as an annual tournament between the champions of Europe and South America since 1960; the latter had undergone just one tournament, the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship. The 2001 tournament had been cancelled when FIFA's marketing partner ISL went bankrupt. To celebrate the marriage between the two competitions, a new trophy was introduced by FIFA.

As a result of this merger, the tournament was conceived as being smaller than the original Club World Championship, which had lasted two weeks, yet building on the one game format of the Intercontinental Cup. Six clubs were invited to take part in the tournament, one representing each regional football confederation. The competition's name, which was the simple union between the name of the two previous merging competitions, was evidently too long, and was going to be reduced the following year, becoming the FIFA Club World Cup.


The competition was a knockout tournament so each team played two or three matches. The champions of the four "weaker" confederations played in the quarter-finals; the losers played in a fifth place play-off. The winners were then joined by the European and South American champions in the semi-finals; the losers played in a third place play-off.

The matches were held in Tokyo's National (Olympic) Stadium, Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi near Nagoya and the International Stadium in Yokohama, where the final was played. For marketing purposes it was known as the FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup.

Qualified teams

Location of teams of the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship.

The following teams qualified during 2005:

Team Confederation Qualification
Enter in the semi-finals
England Liverpool UEFA 2004–05 UEFA Champions League winners
Brazil São Paulo CONMEBOL 2005 Copa Libertadores winners
Enter in the quarter-finals
Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 2005 CAF Champions League winners
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad AFC 2005 AFC Champions League winners
Costa Rica Saprissa CONCACAF 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners
Australia Sydney FC OFC 2004–05 Oceania Club Championship winners


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup.

Yokohama Tokyo Toyota
International Stadium Yokohama National Stadium Toyota Stadium
35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472 (International Stadium Yokohama) 35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.6780556°N 139.7147222°E / 35.6780556; 139.7147222 (National Olympic Stadium) 35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.0844500°N 137.1705611°E / 35.0844500; 137.1705611 (Toyota Stadium)
Capacity: 72,327 Capacity: 57,363 Capacity: 45,000
2005 FIFA Club World Championship (Japan)



Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Japan Toru Kamikawa Japan Yoshikazu Hiroshima
South Korea Kim Dae-Young
CAF Morocco Mohammed Guezzaz Cameroon Jean Marie Endeng Zogo
CONCACAF Mexico Benito Archundia Mexico Arturo Velázquez
Canada Héctor Vergara
CONMEBOL Brazil Carlos Eugênio Simon
Chile Carlos Chandia
Chile Cristian Julio
Chile Mario Vargas
UEFA England Graham Poll England Glenn Turner
England Philip Sharp
France Alain Sars France Frédéric Arnault
France Vincent Texier


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  11 December – Tokyo        
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  1
14 December – Tokyo
     Egypt Al-Ahly  0    
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  2
Fifth place
     Brazil São Paulo  3  
 Egypt Al-Ahly  1
18 December – Yokohama
 Australia Sydney FC  2  
 Brazil São Paulo  1
16 December – Tokyo 12 December – Toyota City
   England Liverpool  0
 Australia Sydney FC  0
15 December – Yokohama
   Costa Rica Saprissa  1    
 Costa Rica Saprissa  0
Third place
     England Liverpool  3  
 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad  2
 Costa Rica Saprissa  3
18 December – Yokohama



11 December 2005
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 1–0 Egypt Al-Ahly
Noor  78' Report
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 28,281
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

12 December 2005
Sydney Australia 0–1 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Report Bolaños  47'
Toyota Stadium, Toyota City
Attendance: 28,538
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)


14 December 2005
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–3 Brazil São Paulo
Noor  33'
Al-Montashari  68'
Report Amoroso  16', 47'
Rogério Ceni  57' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 31,510
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

15 December 2005
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica 0–3 England Liverpool
Report Crouch  3', 58'
Gerrard  32'

Fifth Place

16 December 2005
Al-Ahly Egypt 1–2 Australia Sydney
Moteab  45' Report Yorke  35'
Carney  66'
Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 15,951
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Third Place

18 December 2005
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia 2–3 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Kallon  28'
Job  53' (pen.)
Report Saborío  13', 85' (pen.)
Gómez  89'


18 December 2005
São Paulo Brazil 1–0 England Liverpool
Mineiro  27' Report


2 goals
1 goal


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball Player of the Final Fair play
Brazil Rogério Ceni
(São Paulo)
England Steven Gerrard
Costa Rica Christian Bolaños
Brazil Rogério Ceni
(São Paulo)
England Liverpool

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Brazil São Paulo CONMEBOL 220042+2
2 England Liverpool UEFA 210131+2
3 Costa Rica Saprissa CONCACAF 3201451
4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad AFC 3102561
5 Australia Sydney FC OFC 2101220
6 Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 2002132

Views on the tournament

The tournament was quite well received, although some commentators have stated that, excluding São Paulo and Liverpool, the quality of football was quite poor leading to a view that it might have been better retaining the two continent format of the European/South American Cup.[1]

See also


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