2008 FIFA Club World Cup
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008|
|Dates||11 December – 21 December|
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Manchester United (1st title)|
|Third place||Gamba Osaka|
|Goals scored||23 (2.88 per match)|
|Attendance||355,515 (44,439 per match)|
|Best player||Wayne Rooney|
|Fair play award||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.
|LDU Quito||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 2008 Copa Libertadores|
|Manchester United||UEFA||Winners of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League|
|Gamba Osaka||AFC||Winners of the 2008 AFC Champions League|
|Al-Ahly||CAF||Winners of the 2008 CAF Champions League|
|Pachuca||CONCACAF||Winners of the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup|
|Play-off for quarter-finals|
|Waitakere United||OFC||Winners of the 2007–08 OFC Champions League|
|Adelaide United (Host)||AFC*||Runners-up of the 2008 AFC Champions League*|
Tokyo, Yokohama and Toyota were the three cities to serve as venues for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
|International Stadium Yokohama||National Stadium||Toyota Stadium|
|35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E||35°40′41.00″N 139°42′53.00″E / 35.6780556°N 139.7147222°E||35°05′04.02″N 137°10′14.02″E / 35.0844500°N 137.1705611°E|
|Capacity: 72,327||Capacity: 57,363||Capacity: 45,000|
|AFC||Ravshan Irmatov|| Abdukhamidullo Rasulov |
|Yuichi Nishimura|| Toru Sagara |
|CAF||Mohamed Benouza|| Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi |
|CONCACAF||Benito Archundia|| Hector Delgadillo |
|CONMEBOL||Pablo Pozo|| Patricio Basualto |
|OFC||Peter O'Leary|| Brent Best |
|UEFA||Alberto Undiano Mallenco|| Fermín Martínez |
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez
- For a list of all the squads of this tournament, see the article 2008 FIFA Club World Cup squads.
|11 December – Tokyo|
|Adelaide United||2||14 December – Toyota|
|Waitakere United||1||Adelaide United||0|
|18 December – Yokohama|
|21 December – Yokohama|
|13 December – Tokyo|
|17 December – Tokyo|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|Adelaide United||1||Gamba Osaka||1|
|18 December – Yokohama||21 December – Yokohama|
Play-off for Quarter-finals
11 December 2008
|Adelaide United||2–1||Waitakere United|
| Mullen 39'
13 December 2008
| Pinto 28' (o.g.)
|Report|| Montes 47'|
Giménez 72', 110'
14 December 2008
|Adelaide United||0–1||Gamba Osaka|
17 December 2008
|Report|| Bieler 4'|
18 December 2008
|Gamba Osaka||3–5||Manchester United|
| Yamazaki 74'
Endō 85' (pen.)
|Report|| Vidić 28'|
Rooney 75', 79'
Match for fifth place
18 December 2008
Match for third place
21 December 2008
21 December 2008
|LDU Quito||0–1||Manchester United|
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Fair play||Adelaide United|
- "Organising committee approves tournament format with reintroduction of match for fifth place". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 March 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
- FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008, FIFA.com
- 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Official Site (Archived)
- FIFA Technical Report