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2000 FIFA Club World Championship


2000 FIFA Club World Championship

2000 FIFA Club World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Clubes da FIFA
Brasil 2000
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 Corinthians (1st title)
Runners-up Vasco da Gama
Third place Necaxa
Fourth place Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)
Attendance 514,000 (36,714 per match)
Top scorer(s) Romário
Nicolas Anelka
(3 goals each)
Best player Edílson

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.[1] 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.[2]


  • Participating teams 1
  • Venues 2
  • Squads 3
  • Referees 4
  • Format 5
  • First stage 6
    • Group A 6.1
    • Group B 6.2
  • Second stage 7
    • Third place play-off 7.1
    • Final 7.2
  • Tournament round-up 8
    • Final standings 8.1
    • Awards 8.2
  • Goalscorers 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Participating teams

The clubs that qualified for the tournament were:

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


2000 FIFA Club World Championship semi-official logo[3][4]

The following venues were used for the tournament:


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.[5]

Confederation Referee(s) Assistant(s)
AFC Saad Mane Serguey Ufimtsev
CAF Daouda N'Doye Ali Tomusangue
CONCACAF William Mattus Haseeb Mohammed
CONMEBOL Horacio Elizondo
Óscar Ruiz
Miguel Giacomuzzi
Fernando Cresci
OFC Derek Rugg Lavetala Siuamoa
UEFA Stefano Braschi
Dick Jol
Jens Larsen
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
Corinthians 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
Al-Nassr 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
Raja Casablanca 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
5 January 2000
Real Madrid 3–1 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)

5 January 2000
Corinthians 2–0 Raja Casablanca
Luizão  50'
Fábio Luciano  64'
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Stefano Braschi (Italy)

7 January 2000
Real Madrid 2–2 Corinthians
Anelka  19'71' Report Edílson  28'64'
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)

7 January 2000
Raja Casablanca 3–4 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 3–2 Raja Casablanca
Hierro  49'
Morientes  53'
Geremi  88'
Report Achami  28'
Moustaoudia  59'
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

10 January 2000
Al-Nassr 0–2 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
Vasco da Gama 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
Necaxa 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
Manchester United 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
South Melbourne 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
6 January 2000
Manchester United 1–1 Necaxa
Yorke  88' Report Montecinos  14'

6 January 2000
Vasco da Gama 2–0 South Melbourne
Felipe  53'
Edmundo  86'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Dick Jol (Netherlands)

8 January 2000
Manchester United 1–3 Vasco da Gama
Butt  81' Report Romário  24'26'
Edmundo  43'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 73,000
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

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

11 January 2000
Manchester United 2–0 South Melbourne
Fortune  8'20' Report

11 January 2000
Necaxa 1–2 Vasco da Gama
Aguinaga  5' Report Odvan  14'
Romário  69'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Second stage

Third place play-off


Tournament round-up


See also


  1. ^ "Draw for the FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000". (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 14 October 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "28 million dollars in prize money on offer". (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 3 January 2000. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Officials" (PDF). FIFA. p. 33. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

External links

  • FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000,
  • FIFA Technical Report
  • FIFA Statistics
  • Tournament details at the Rec.Sports.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)
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