2006 FIFA Club World Cup

2006 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006

FIFA Club World Cup 2006 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 10 December – 17 December
Teams 6 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Internacional (1st title)
Runners-up Spain Barcelona
Third place Egypt Al-Ahly
Fourth place Mexico América
Tournament statistics
Matches played 7
Goals scored 17 (2.43 per match)
Attendance 325,152 (46,450 per match)
Top scorer(s) Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika (3 goals)
Best player Portugal Deco
Fair play award Spain Barcelona

The 2006 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament held in Japan between 10 December and 17 December 2006. It was the third FIFA Club World Cup and the second since the competition's merger with the Intercontinental Cup.

The club champions from each of the six confederations played in a knockout tournament. The quarter-final match-ups were determined by a draw including the AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC champions, while the UEFA and CONMEBOL champions were given byes to the semi-finals. The losers of the quarter-finals would play for the fifth place, while the losers of the semi-finals were to play in a third-place play-off.

A team from the host nation did not participate, as was initially proposed. Following the departure of Australia from the OFC, the Oceanian representative, Auckland City, was fully amateur, so forcing them to play a play-off for a place in the quarter-finals against the J. League champions (Gamba Osaka) was considered, which would have also promoted local interest. The change would have also eliminated the fifth-place play-off, to keep the number of games intact. This was finally rejected, but the tournament format was changed for 2007.[1]

Qualified teams

Location of teams of the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

The following teams qualified in 2006:

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
Spain Barcelona UEFA 2005–06 UEFA Champions League winners 1st
Brazil Internacional CONMEBOL 2006 Copa Libertadores winners 1st
Enter in the quarter-finals
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC 2006 AFC Champions League winners 1st
Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 2006 CAF Champions League winners 2nd (Previous: 2005)
Mexico América CONCACAF 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winners 1st
New Zealand Auckland City OFC 2006 OFC Club Championship winners 1st


Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2006 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
2006 FIFA Club World Cup (Japan)


Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC Saudi Arabia Khalil Al Ghamdi
Malaysia Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
United Arab Emirates Eisa Ghuloum
Syria Hamdi Al Kadrie
CAF South Africa Jerome Damon South Africa Enock Molefe
Rwanda Celestin Ntagungira
CONCACAF Guatemala Carlos Batres Honduras Carlos Pastrana
Costa Rica Leonel Leal
CONMEBOL Colombia Óscar Ruiz Colombia Wilson Berrio
Venezuela Rafael Yanez


For a list of all the rosters of this tournament, see the article 2006 FIFA Club World Cup squads.


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  10 December – Toyota City        
 New Zealand Auckland City  0
13 December – Tokyo
     Egypt Al-Ahly  2    
 Egypt Al-Ahly  1
Fifth place
     Brazil Internacional  2  
 New Zealand Auckland City  0
17 December – Yokohama
 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai  3  
 Brazil Internacional  1
15 December – Tokyo 11 December – Tokyo
   Spain Barcelona  0
 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai  0
14 December – Yokohama
   Mexico América  1    
 Mexico América  0
Third place
     Spain Barcelona  4  
 Egypt Al-Ahly  2
 Mexico América  1
17 December – Yokohama

All times Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)


10 December 2006
Auckland City New Zealand 0–2 Egypt Al-Ahly
Report Flávio  51'
Aboutrika  73'


13 December 2006
Al-Ahly Egypt 1–2 Brazil Internacional
Flávio  54' Report Pato  23'
Luiz Adriano  72'

14 December 2006
América Mexico 0–4 Spain Barcelona
Report Guðjohnsen  11'
Márquez  30'
Ronaldinho  65'
Deco  85'

Fifth place play-off

Third place play-off

17 December 2006
Al-Ahly Egypt 2–1 Mexico América
Aboutrika  42', 79' Report Cabañas  59'



Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Al-Ahly 3
2 Angola Flávio Egypt Al-Ahly 2
3 Portugal Deco Spain Barcelona 1
Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen Spain Barcelona 1
Mexico Rafael Márquez Spain Barcelona 1
Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 1
Paraguay Salvador Cabañas Mexico América 1
Chile Ricardo Francisco Rojas Mexico América 1
Brazil Luiz Adriano Brazil Internacional 1
Brazil Adriano Gabiru Brazil Internacional 1
Brazil Alexandre Pato Brazil Internacional 1
South Korea Kim Hyeung-Bum South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1
Brazil Zé Carlos South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1
South Korea Lee Hyun-Seung South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1

Tournament round-up

Final standings

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Brazil Internacional CONMEBOL 220031+2
2 Spain Barcelona UEFA 210141+3
3 Egypt Al-Ahly CAF 320153+2
4 Mexico América CONCACAF 3102264
5 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC 210131+2
6 New Zealand Auckland City OFC 2002055


Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Portugal Deco
Brazil Iarley
Brazil Ronaldinho
Fair play Spain Barcelona


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