PauseThe 2012 FIFA Club World Cup (formally known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football competition held from December 6 to 16, 2012. Japan hosted the tournament...
The winners of this cup will qualify for the next edition of the FIFA Club World Cup in Brazil.
The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup will be the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, an international club football competition organized by FIFA that pits the winners of the six continental confederations against the host nation's league champions. Japan will host the event in December 2021.
The current format of the tournament was introduced for the 1999-2000 season when it was known as the FIFA Club World Championship. It has since been renamed several times: firstly as the FIFA Club World Championship from 1999 to 2010, before being rebranded as the FIFA Club World Cup in 2011. The final stage of the tournament involves eight teams competing over two rounds for a spot in the semi-finals. The group stages are played as a single-elimination tournament with matches ending as a draw after 90 minutes of regulation time followed by 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
There is no penalty shoot-out used as a last-chance qualifier for qualification to the next stage of the tournament. Instead, the winner is determined by way of a direct match up between the two clubs who have been tied during the group stages. If the sides are still tied after this process has been completed, then a repeat of the earlier match-up is played immediately until one side gains a victory.
The Club World Cup is open to all members of FIFA, including professional players registered with a club.
The 2010 FIFA International Cup was the world championship for men's national football teams. It was the 19th FIFA World Cup. It was held in South Africa from June 11 to July 11, 2010. The winners were Spain, who beat Italy 2-1 in the final.
The tournament was played over a period of about a month, with each team playing every other team once. The top two teams advanced to a semi-final match, which was decided on goal difference. If scores were level after 90 minutes then extra time would have been played, but since there were no further goals scored during that time, Spain won the title by default.
The tournament was opened by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, who announced that the country would be hosting the event. He was followed by England's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who opened the first phase of stadium construction in London. In total, eight stadiums are being built for the tournament.
The finals were held at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Before the start of the tournament, it was reported that the venue could not hold enough fans for a successful competition so it was suggested that the final be moved to another location but this did not happen.
FIFA International Cup 2010 was the nineteenth FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national football teams. It took place in South Africa from August 12 to October 1, 2010.
The tournament was hosted by South Africa, who were selected as the host nation on June 15, 2005. It is their first World Cup win and first time ever that they have hosted the event. The United States won the inaugural edition of the International Cup, defeating Italy in the final.
The tournament consisted of 22 teams divided into four groups of five teams. Each group played a round-robin schedule with each team playing each other once. The top two teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinals, while the third place team from each group played off for the last spot in the quarterfinals. The fourth-place teams from each group played a separate bracket to determine which third-place team would advance to the semifinals.
Brazil were the defending champions but were eliminated by a penalty shoot-out after losing to Germany in the semifinals. This was also South Africa's first appearance at a World Cup finals stage since 1958 when they also made it to the semifinal stage before being defeated by Brazil.