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2012 Club World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 10 June –26 June
Teams 8 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-up Santos
Third place Barcelona
Fourth place Chelsea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 67 (4.19 per match)
Attendance 584,894 (36,556 per match)
Top scorer(s) Wayne Rooney (9 goals)
Best player Wayne Rooney

The 2012 Club World Championships was the first time the championships has benn held and was held in Russia from 10 June to 26 June 2012. The draw was held on 28 May 2012 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The opening match was played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The tournament was won by Manchester United, who beat Santos 6-0.

Participating teamsEdit

Team Country 2011-12 League Finish Participation Club Ranking (June 2011)
Manchester United England 1st 1st 1
Santos Brazil 1st 1st 2
Al-Sadd Qatar 1st 1st 3
Espérance Tunisia 1st 1st 4
Monterry Mexico 1st 1st 5
Auckland New Zealand 1st 1st 6
Kashiwa Reysol Japan 1st 1st 7
Hekari United Papua New Guinbea 1st 1st 8

The teams were divided into two pots:

  • Pot A: Manchester United (Assigned to A1), Santos, Al-Sadd, Espérance
  • Pot B: Monterry, Auckland, Kashiwa Reysol, Hekari United

ResultsEdit

Tie-breaking criteria

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:

a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches;
b) goal difference in all group matches;
c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

Had two or more teams been equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings would have been determined as follows:

d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
g) drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Manchester United 3 3 0 0 22 0 +22 9
Al-Sadd 3 2 0 1 15 9 +6 6
Auckland 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Hekari United 3 0 0 3 0 26 −26 0
Manchester United 5 – 0 Al-Sadd (Rooney16, 27, 81, Nani73, Jones86)
Auckland 7 – 0 Hekari United (Dickinson10, 33, 49, Vidal38, Expósito84, 89, 90+4)
Manchester United 6 – 0 Auckland (Nani12, Hernández14, Scholes28, Rooney71, Jones89, Giggs90)
Hekari United 0 – 8 Al-Sadd (Ahmed10, 17, 23, Leandro44, 45, 77, Afif71, Kasola83)
Hekari United 0 – 11 Manchester United (Rooney10, 11, 13, 30, 83, Nani17, Giggs19, Jones27, Young81, Evra85, Vidic87)
Al-Sadd 7 – 4 Auckland (Afif17, Ahmed25, 27, 30, 81, Keita40, Jung-Soo83; Hogg47, Tade81, 83, 85)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santos 3 3 0 0 16 3 +13 9
Monterry 3 2 0 1 11 8 +3 6
Kashiwa Reysol 3 1 0 2 4 11 -7 3
Espérance Sportive de Tunis 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9 0
Santos 4 – 0 Espérance (Neymar12, 28, 71, 86)
Monterry 4 – 0 Kashiwa Reysol (Arce36, Mier65, Pérez85, Suazo89)
Santos 5 – 2 Monterry (Neymar3, 52, 57, Ganso49 (Pen), Elano73; Arce45, Suazo47)
Espérance 0 – 3 Kashiwa Reysol (Sawa1, Lobo89 (Pen), Kudo90+6)
Kashiwa Reysol 1 – 7 Santos (Sawa5; Neymar27, Ganso37, 49, 52, 57, 86, Elano90+4)
Espérance 3 – 5 Monterry (Ayari44, Korbi80, 82; Arce10, 17, 84, 89, 90+5)

Knockout stageEdit

Semifinals Final
22 June – St.Petersburg
Manchester United 7
Monterry 0
26 June – Moscow
Manchester United 6
Santos 0
Third place
23 June – Moscow 25 June – Makhachkala
Santos 5 (AET) Al-Sadd 7
Al-Sadd 4 Monterry 5

Semi-finalsEdit

22 June 2012
15:00 BST
Manchester United 7 – 0 Monterry

Petrovsky, St. Petersburg
Attendance: 19,782

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Rooney 6', 32', 47'
Young 28'
Jones 37'
Nani 78'
Vidic 89'

23 June 2012
15:00 BST
Santos 5 – 4 (a.e.t.) Al-Sadd

Luzhniki, Moscow
Attendance: 74,285 Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Borges44'
Ganso 56'
Neymar 72', 85', 89'
Afif56'
Ahmed72'
Niang85'
Jung-Soo88'

Third place matchEdit

25 June 2012
19:45 BST
Al-Sadd 7 – 5 Monterry

Goodison Park, Liverpool Attendance: 40,682 Referee: Wolfgan Stark(Germany)

Ahmed 25', 40', 72'
Belhadj 70'
Jung-Soo 75'
Rizik 84'
Koni90+3'
Mier 50'
Pérez 74'
Suazo 81', 83', 85'

FinalEdit

26 June 2012
15:00 BST
Manchester United 6 – 0 Santos Wembley Stadium,London
Attendance: 88,982
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)
Rooney 25', 37', 49'
Jones 80'
Nani 83'
Young 85'

AwardsEdit

FIFA Fair Play Trophy Golden Ball Winner Golden Boot Winner Golden Glove Winner
Kashiwa Reysol Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney David de Gea
Silver Ball Winner Silver Boot Winner
Neymar Phil Jones
Bronze Ball Winner Bronze Boot Winner
Phil Jones Neymar

All Star XI
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

David de Gea

Phil Jones
Nemanja Vidic
Léo
Nathaniel Clyne

Luis Nani
Milos Krasic
Ganson
Ashley Young

Wayne Rooney
Neymar

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