2012 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012
2012 FIFA Club World Cup Logo
Tournament details
Host country 22x20px Japan
Dates 6–16 December 2012
Teams (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 22x20px Corinthians (2nd title)
Runners-up 22x20px Chelsea
Third place 22x20px Monterrey
Fourth place 22x20px Al-Ahly
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 21 (2.63 per match)
Attendance 283,063 (35,383 per match)
Top scorer(s) 22x20px César Delgado
22x20px Hisato Satō
(3 goals each)
Best player 22x20px Cássio

The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament that was played from 6 to 16 December 2012.[1] It was the ninth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations as well as the league winner from the host nation. The tournament was hosted by Japan.[2][3]

Corinthians won the title for the second time after defeating Chelsea 1–0 in the final.[4][5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Confederation Qualification Participation¹
Entered in the semi-finals
22x20px Corinthians CONMEBOL Winners of the 2012 Copa Libertadores 2nd (Previous: 2000)
22x20px Chelsea UEFA Winners of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1st
Entered in the quarter-finals
22x20px Ulsan Hyundai AFC Winners of the 2012 AFC Champions League 1st
22x20px Al-Ahly CAF Winners of the 2012 CAF Champions League 4th (Previous: 2005, 2006, 2008)
22x20px Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League 2nd (Previous: 2011)
Entered in the play-off for quarter-finals
22x20px Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2011–12 OFC Champions League 4th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011)
22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima AFC (Host) Winners of the 2012 J. League Division 1 1st

1 In bold: Previous tournament winners


The appointed referees are:[6]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC 22x20px Nawaf Shukralla 22x20px Ebrahim Saleh
22x20px Yaser Tulefat
22x20px Alireza Faghani (reserve) 22x20px Hassan Kamranifar (reserve)
22x20px Reza Sokhandan (reserve)
CAF 22x20px Djamel Haimoudi 22x20px Abdelhak Etchiali
22x20px Redouane Achik
CONCACAF 22x20px Marco Antonio Rodríguez 22x20px Marvin Torrentera
22x20px Marcos Quintero
CONMEBOL 22x20px Carlos Vera 22x20px Christian Lescano
22x20px Byron Romero
OFC 22x20px Peter O'Leary 22x20px Jan-Hendrik Hintz
22x20px Ravinesh Kumar
UEFA 22x20px Cüneyt Çakır 22x20px Bahattin Duran
22x20px Tarık Ongun


Main article: 2012 FIFA Club World Cup squads

Each team submitted a squad of 23 players, three of them goalkeepers.[7] The squads were announced on 29 November 2012.[8]


The venues for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup were Yokohama and Toyota.[1]

Toyota Yokohama
Toyota Stadium International Stadium Yokohama
35°05′05″N 137°10′15″E / 35.08472°N 137.17083°E / 35.08472; 137.17083 (Toyota Stadium)

35°30′35″N 139°36′20″E / 35.50972°N 139.60556°E / 35.50972; 139.60556 (International Stadium Yokohama)

Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 72,327
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Goal-line technologyEdit

The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was the first FIFA tournament to use goal-line technology following its approval by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in July 2012.[1] The two systems approved by FIFA, GoalRef (installed in Yokohama) and Hawk-Eye (installed in Toyota), were used in the two stadiums.[2]


The draw for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup was held at the home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, on 24 September 2012 at 11:30 CEST (UTC+02:00).[3] The draw decided the "positions" in the bracket for the three representatives which entered the quarter-finals (AFC/CAF/CONCACAF).[4]

If a match is tied after normal playing time:[5]

  • For elimination matches, extra time is played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time is played, and a penalty shoot-out is held to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 6 December – Yokohama                          
 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima  1   9 December – Toyota        
 22x20px Auckland City  0      22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima  1
12 December – Toyota
   22x20px Al-Ahly  2    
 22x20px Al-Ahly  0
     22x20px Corinthians  1  
16 December – Yokohama
 22x20px Corinthians  1
9 December – Toyota
   22x20px Chelsea  0
 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai  1
13 December – Yokohama
 22x20px Monterrey  3    
 22x20px Monterrey  1
Fifth place Third place
     22x20px Chelsea  3  
 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai  2  22x20px Al-Ahly  0
 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima  3  22x20px Monterrey  2
12 December – Toyota 16 December – Yokohama

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

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

6 December 2012
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 22x20px 1–0 22x20px Auckland City International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 25,174
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Aoyama Goal 66' Report

A minute's silence was held before the match to commemorate Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen who had died following a violent incident during a youth competition four days before the match.</small>[6]


9 December 2012
Ulsan Hyundai 22x20px 1–3 22x20px Monterrey Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 20,353
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Lee Keun-Ho Goal 88' Report Corona Goal 9'
Delgado Goal 77'84'

9 December 2012
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 22x20px 1–2 22x20px Al-Ahly Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 27,314
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
Satō Goal 32' Report Hamdy Goal 15'
Aboutrika Goal 57'

Match for fifth placeEdit

12 December 2012
Ulsan Hyundai 22x20px 2–3 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 17,581
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Mizumoto Goal 17' (o.g.)
Lee Yong Goal 90+5'
Report Yamagishi Goal 35'
Satō Goal 56'72'


12 December 2012
Al-Ahly 22x20px 0–1 22x20px Corinthians Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 31,417
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Report Guerrero Goal 30'

13 December 2012
Monterrey 22x20px 1–3 22x20px Chelsea International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 36,648
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
De Nigris Goal 90+1' Report Mata Goal 17'
Torres Goal 46'
Chávez Goal 48' (o.g.)

Match for third placeEdit

16 December 2012
Al-Ahly 22x20px 0–2 22x20px Monterrey International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 56,301
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Report Corona Goal 3'
Delgado Goal 66'


Main article: 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final
16 December 2012
Corinthians 22x20px 1–0 22x20px Chelsea International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 68,275
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Guerrero Goal 69' Report


Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 22x20px César Delgado 22x20px Monterrey 3
22x20px Hisato Satō 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3
3 22x20px Paolo Guerrero 22x20px Corinthians 2
22x20px Jesús Corona 22x20px Monterrey 2
5 22x20px Mohamed Aboutrika 22x20px Al-Ahly 1
22x20px Al-Sayed Hamdy 22x20px Al-Ahly 1
22x20px Juan Mata 22x20px Chelsea 1
22x20px Fernando Torres 22x20px Chelsea 1
22x20px Aldo de Nigris 22x20px Monterrey 1
22x20px Toshihiro Aoyama 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
22x20px Satoru Yamagishi 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
22x20px Lee Keun-Ho 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai 1
22x20px Lee Yong 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai 1
Own goals

Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 22x20px Corinthians CONMEBOL 220020+2
2 22x20px Chelsea UEFA 210132+1
3 22x20px Monterrey CONCACAF 320164+2
4 22x20px Al-Ahly CAF 310224−2
5 22x20px Sanfrecce Hiroshima AFC 320154+1
6 22x20px Ulsan Hyundai AFC 200236−3
7 22x20px Auckland City OFC 100101−1


The following awards were given for the tournament.[7]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
22x20px Cássio
22x20px David Luiz
22x20px José Paolo Guerrero
Fair play 22x20px Monterrey


External linksEdit

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