FIFA Club World Championship
 

Second Championship 2001
The second FIFA World Club Championship was due to be played in Spain from 28th July 2001 with its final at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday 12th August. It was scheduled to be an expanded competition with 12 entrants rather than the 8 competing clubs who took part in the first competition. Competing clubs were due to be Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid (from host country Spain), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Palmeiras (Brazil), Al-Hilal (Saudia Arabia), Jubilo Iwalta (Japan), Galatasaray (Turkey), Los Angeles Galaxy (United States), Club Deportivo Olimpia (Honduras), Heart of Oak (Ghana) Zamalek (Egypt) and Wollongong Wolves (Australia). However, following the collapse of ISMM/ISL, who had been FIFA's marketing partner arranging sponsorship, the championship was postponed, initially to 2003 then to 2005.  

First Championship 2000


The inaugural World Club Championship was held in Brazil in January 2000. Eight clubs took part - Corinthians (Brazil - 1998 and 1999 Brazilian champions), Club Regatas Vasco da Gama (Brazil -1998 Copa Libertadores winners), Al Nassr (Saudia Arabia - 1998 Asian Super Cup winners), Real Madrid (Spain - 1998 Toyota Intercontinental  Cup winners), Manchester United (England - 1999 Champions League winners), Rayos del Necaxa (Mexico - 1999 CONCACAF Champions League winners), South Melbourne (Australia - 1999 OFC champions), Raja Casablanca (Morocco, 1999 CAF champions). 

Results -

GROUP A  (all matches played at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo)
Wed Jan 5 Corinthians2-0Raja Casablanca
Wed Jan 5 Real Madrid3-1Al Nassr
Fri Jan 7 Al Nassr4-3Raja Casablanca
Fri Jan 7 Corinthians2-2Real Madrid
Sun Jan 9 Corinthians2-0Al Nassr
Sun Jan 9 Real Madrid3-2Raja Casablanca
P W D L F A G diff

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
      Corinthians qualified for the final, Real Madrid for the 3rd/4th place match.
GROUP B  (all matches played at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro)
Thu Jan 6 Manchester United1-1Necaxa
Thu Jan 6 Vasco da Gama2-0South Melbourne
Sat Jan 8 Necaxa3-1South Melbourne
Sat Jan 8 Vasco da Gama3-1Manchester United
Tue Jan 11 Manchester United2-0South Melbourne
Tue Jan 11 Vasco da Gama2-1Necaxa
P W D L F A G diff

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
      Vasco da Gama qualified for the final, Necaxa for the 3rd/4th place match.
3rd/4th place match   (at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro)
Fri Jan 14 Necaxa1-1Real Madrid
Necaxa won 4-3 on penalties
Final  (at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro)
Fri Jan 14 Corinthians0-0Vasco da Gama
Corinthians won 4-3 on penalties
          

 


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