2013 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 10th 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.[2] It was hosted by Morocco,[3] and played from 11 to 21 December 2013.[1][4]

2013 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013
presented by Toyota
كأس العالم للأندية لكرة القدم
المغرب 2013
2013 FIFA Club World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryMorocco
Dates11–21 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany Bayern Munich (1st title)
Runners-upMorocco Raja Casablanca
Third placeBrazil Atlético Mineiro
Fourth placeChina Guangzhou Evergrande
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored28 (3.5 per match)
Attendance277,330 (34,666 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Darío Conca
Argentina César Delgado
Morocco Mouhcine Iajour
Brazil Ronaldinho
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)France Franck Ribéry
Fair play awardGermany Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich won the title for the first time after defeating Raja Casablanca 2–0 in the final.

Host bidsEdit

There were four countries bidding to host the 2013 and 2014 tournaments (same host for both tournaments):[5]

In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder.[6] FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.[7]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
  Atlético Mineiro CONMEBOL Winners of the 2013 Copa Libertadores 1st
  Bayern Munich UEFA Winners of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1st
Enter in the quarter-finals
  Guangzhou Evergrande AFC Winners of the 2013 AFC Champions League 1st
  Al-Ahly CAF Winners of the 2013 CAF Champions League 5th (Previous: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012)
  Monterrey CONCACAF Winners of the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League 3rd (Previous: 2011, 2012)
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
  Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2012–13 OFC Champions League 5th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  Raja Casablanca CAF (Host) Winners of the 2012–13 Botola 2nd (Previous: 2000)




The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled in Casablanca on 2 September 2013.[9]


Pre-sale tickets were available from 14 to 27 October 2013, while the open sales phase began on 28 October 2013.[10]

Trophy tourEdit

A tour of the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy took place from October to December 2013, starting from Yokohama, the site of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final, before visiting the cities of each participating team, and ending at Casablanca before the start of the tournament.[11]


Match officialsEdit

The appointed match officials were:[12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees
AFC   Ali Al-Badwawi (injured)   Saleh Al Marzouqi (withdrew)
  Mohamed Al Mehairi (withdrew)
  Alireza Faghani   Hassan Kamranifar
  Reza Sokhandan
CAF   Bakary Gassama   Angesom Ogbamariam
  Felicien Kabanda (injured)
  Néant Alioum (reserve)   Evarist Menkouande (reserve)
  Peter Edibi (reserve)
CONCACAF   Mark Geiger   Sean Hurd
  Joe Fletcher
CONMEBOL   Sandro Ricci   Emerson De Carvalho
  Marcelo Van Gasse
UEFA   Carlos Velasco Carballo   Roberto Alonso Fernández
  Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez

Goal-line technologyEdit

For the second year in a row, goal-line technology was used for the tournament.[13] GoalControl GmbH was chosen as the official goal-line technology provider.[14]

Vanishing sprayEdit

Following successful trials at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA approved the vanishing spray to be used by the tournament referees to mark the ten-yard line for the defending team during a free kick.[15]


Each team named a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline of 29 November 2013. Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[2]

A total of 31 nationalities were represented in the squads of the seven teams.[16]


The draw was held on 9 October 2013 at 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, to decide the "positions" in the bracket for the three teams which entered the quarter-finals (champions of AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF).[13][17][18]

If a match was tied after normal playing time:[2]

  • For elimination matches, extra time was played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time was played, and a penalty shoot-out was held to determine the winner.
Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 11 December – Agadir                        
   Raja Casablanca  2   14 December – Agadir        
   Auckland City  1        Raja Casablanca (a.e.t.)  2
18 December – Marrakesh
     Monterrey  1    
   Raja Casablanca  3
       Atlético Mineiro  1  
21 December – Marrakesh
   Raja Casablanca  0
14 December – Agadir
     Bayern Munich  2
   Guangzhou Evergrande  2
17 December – Agadir
   Al-Ahly  0    
   Guangzhou Evergrande  0
Fifth place Third place
       Bayern Munich  3  
   Monterrey  5    Atlético Mineiro  3
   Al-Ahly  1    Guangzhou Evergrande  2
18 December – Marrakesh 21 December – Marrakesh

All times are local, WET (UTC±0).

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

Raja Casablanca  2–1  Auckland City
Iajour   39'
Hafidi   90+2'
Report Krishna   63'
Attendance: 34,875


Guangzhou Evergrande  2–0  Al-Ahly
Elkeson   49'
Conca   67'
Attendance: 34,579
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Raja Casablanca  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Monterrey
Chtibi   24'
Guehi   95'
Report Basanta   53'
Attendance: 34,579


Guangzhou Evergrande  0–3  Bayern Munich
Report Ribéry   40'
Mandžukić   44'
Götze   47'
Attendance: 27,311

Raja Casablanca  3–1  Atlético Mineiro
Iajour   51'
Moutouali   84' (pen.)
Mabidé   90+4'
Report Ronaldinho   63'

Fifth place matchEdit

Al-Ahly  1–5  Monterrey
Moteab   8' Report Cardozo   3'
Delgado   22'65'
López   27'
Suazo   45' (pen.)

Third place matchEdit

Guangzhou Evergrande  2–3  Atlético Mineiro
Muriqui   9'
Conca   15' (pen.)
Report Diego Tardelli   2'
Ronaldinho   45+1'
Luan   90+1'
Attendance: 37,774


Bayern Munich  2–0  Raja Casablanca
Dante   7'
Thiago   22'
Attendance: 37,774
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)


Tournament round-upEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Confederation Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Bayern Munich UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5
2   Raja Casablanca CAF 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2
3   Atlético Mineiro CONMEBOL 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1
4   Guangzhou Evergrande AFC 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
5   Monterrey CONCACAF 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3
6   Al-Ahly CAF 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
7   Auckland City OFC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1

Note: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.


Golden Ball
Silver Ball
Bronze Ball
  Franck Ribéry
(Bayern Munich)
  Philipp Lahm
(Bayern Munich)
  Mouhcine Iajour
(Raja Casablanca)
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Bayern Munich


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  13. ^ a b "Morocco awaits continental champions, confirms goal-line technology". FIFA.com. 9 October 2013.
  14. ^ "GoalControl confirmed as goal-line technology provider for Brazil 2014". FIFA.com. 10 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Largely positive experience with the use of vanishing spray in FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 20 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Cosmopolitan cast list promises much". FIFA.com. 5 December 2013.
  17. ^ "Relive the Morocco 2013 draw". FIFA.com. 9 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Draw paves the way in Marrakech". FIFA.com. 9 October 2013.

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