2016 FIFA Club World Cup


The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba YunOS Auto for sponsorship reasons)[2] was the 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions.[3] The tournament was hosted by Japan.[4]

2016 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
presented by Alibaba YunOS Auto
Alibaba YunOS Auto プレゼンツ
FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2016
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates8–18 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Real Madrid (2nd title)
Runners-up Kashima Antlers
Third place Atlético Nacional
Fourth place América
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored28 (3.5 per match)
Attendance238,428 (29,804 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristiano Ronaldo (4 goals)
Best player(s) Cristiano Ronaldo[1]
Fair play award Kashima Antlers[1]
2015
2017

Barcelona were the defending champions, but could not defend their title after being eliminated in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Real Madrid won their second Club World Cup, defeating hosts Kashima Antlers 4–2 after extra time in the final.

Host bids


The application process for the 2015–16 as well as the 2017–18 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014.[5] Member associations interested in hosting had to submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014.[6] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014.[7] However, no such decision regarding the 2015–2016 host was made until 2015.

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[8]

Japan was officially confirmed as hosts of the 2015 and 2016 tournaments on 23 April 2015.[4]

Qualified teams


Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation (bold indicates winners)
Enter in the semi-finals
Atlético Nacional CONMEBOL Winners of the 2016 Copa Libertadores 27 July 2016 1st
Real Madrid UEFA Winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League 28 May 2016 3rd (Previous: 2000, 2014)
Enter in the quarter-finals
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC Winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League 26 November 2016 2nd (Previous: 2006)
Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League 23 October 2016 1st
América CONCACAF Winners of the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 27 April 2016 3rd (Previous: 2006, 2015)
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2016 OFC Champions League 23 April 2016 8th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Kashima Antlers AFC (Hosts) Winners of the 2016 J1 League 3 December 2016 1st

Venues


On 9 June 2016, Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka and International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama were named as the two venues of the tournament.[10]

Osaka Yokohama
Suita City Football Stadium International Stadium Yokohama
34°48′41.04″N 135°32′27.24″E 35°30′35″N 139°36′20″E
Capacity: 39,694 Capacity: 72,327

Match officials


The appointed match officials were:[11][12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Video assistant referee
AFC Nawaf Shukralla Yaser Tulefat
Taleb Al Marri
Ravshan Irmatov
CAF Janny Sikazwe Jerson dos Santos
Marwa Range
Bakary Gassama
CONCACAF Roberto García José Camargo
Alberto Morín
Mark Geiger
CONMEBOL Enrique Cáceres Eduardo Cardozo
Juan Zorrilla
Andrés Cunha
OFC Abdelkader Zitouni Philippe Revel Nick Waldron
UEFA Viktor Kassai György Ring
Vencel Tóth
Damir Skomina
Danny Makkelie

Video assistant referees were tested during the tournament.[13] The system was used for the first time when a penalty was awarded by referee Viktor Kassai in the first half of the semi-final between Atlético Nacional and Kashima Antlers after a review of video replay.[14]

Squads


Each team had to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[3] The official squads (excluding the host team, who was yet to be determined[citation needed]) were announced on 1 December 2016.[15]

Matches


The schedule of the tournament was announced on 15 July 2016.[16]

A draw was held on 21 September 2016, 11:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland, to determine the positions in the bracket for the three teams which enter the quarter-finals.[17][18][19]

If a match was tied after normal playing time:[3]

  • For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time would be played, and a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[20]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 8 December – Yokohama                        
  Kashima Antlers  2   11 December – Osaka        
  Auckland City  1       Mamelodi Sundowns  0
14 December – Osaka
    Kashima Antlers  2    
  Atlético Nacional  0
      Kashima Antlers  3  
18 December – Yokohama
  Kashima Antlers  2
11 December – Osaka
    Real Madrid (a.e.t.)  4
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  1
15 December – Yokohama
  América  2    
  América  0
Fifth place Third place
      Real Madrid  2  
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  4   Atlético Nacional (p)  2 (4)
  Mamelodi Sundowns  1   América  2 (3)
14 December – Osaka 18 December – Yokohama

All times are local, JST (UTC+9).[21]

Play-off for quarter-finals

Kashima Antlers 2–1 Auckland City
Report Kim Dae-wook  50'

Quarter-finals

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 1–2 América
Kim Bo-kyung  23' Report Romero  58', 74'

Mamelodi Sundowns 0–2 Kashima Antlers
Report

Match for fifth place

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 4–1 Mamelodi Sundowns
Report Tau  48'

Semi-finals

Atlético Nacional 0–3 Kashima Antlers
Report

América 0–2 Real Madrid
Report

Match for third place

Final

Real Madrid 4–2 (a.e.t.) Kashima Antlers
Report

Goalscorers


Rank Player Team Goals
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
2 Silvio Romero América 2
Kim Bo-kyung Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Yasushi Endo Kashima Antlers
Mu Kanazaki Kashima Antlers
Gaku Shibasaki Kashima Antlers
Karim Benzema Real Madrid
8 Michael Arroyo América 1
Oribe Peralta América
Alejandro Guerra Atlético Nacional
Kim Dae-wook Auckland City
Kim Shin-wook Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Lee Jong-ho Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Shuhei Akasaki Kashima Antlers
Shoma Doi Kashima Antlers
Yuma Suzuki Kashima Antlers
Percy Tau Mamelodi Sundowns
1 own goal

Final ranking


Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Real Madrid (UEFA) 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
Kashima Antlers (AFC) (H) 4 3 0 1 9 5 +4 9
Atlético Nacional (CONMEBOL) 2 0 1 1 2 5 3 1
4 América (CONCACAF) 3 1 1 1 4 5 1 4
5 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (AFC) 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
6 Mamelodi Sundowns (CAF) 2 0 0 2 1 6 5 0
7 Auckland City (OFC) 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host

Awards


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[1]

Adidas Golden Ball
Alibaba YunOS Auto Award
Adidas Silver Ball Adidas Bronze Ball
Cristiano Ronaldo
(Real Madrid)
Luka Modrić
(Real Madrid)
Gaku Shibasaki
(Kashima Antlers)
FIFA Fair Play Award
Kashima Antlers

FIFA also named a man of the match for the best player in each game at the tournament.[30]

Alibaba YunOS Auto Match Award
Match Man of the match Club Opponent
1 Ryota Nagaki Kashima Antlers Auckland City
2 Silvio Romero América Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
3 Mu Kanazaki Kashima Antlers Mamelodi Sundowns
4 Lee Jae-sung Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Mamelodi Sundowns
5 Hitoshi Sogahata Kashima Antlers Atlético Nacional
6 Luka Modrić Real Madrid América
7 Orlando Berrío Atlético Nacional América
8 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Kashima Antlers

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