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2014 FIFA Club World Cup

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Host country  Morocco
Runners-up  San Lorenzo
Matches played  8
Dates  10 Dec 2014 – 20 Dec 2014
Best player  Sergio Ramos
Attendance  228,021
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Fourth place  Cruz Azul
Champion  Real Madrid C.F.
Third place  Auckland City FC
Teams  7
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Champions  Real Madrid (1st title)
Similar  2015 FIFA Club World Cup, 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, 2008 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2014 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. It was hosted by Morocco for the second year in a row, and played from 10 to 20 December 2014.

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Real Madrid won their first FIFA Club World Cup after defeating San Lorenzo 2–0 in the final, and their fourth world club title counting the 1960, 1998 and 2002 Intercontinental Cups, equaling Milan's record.

Host bids

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

  •  Iran
  •  Morocco
  •  South Africa
  •  United Arab Emirates (which hosted the 2009 and 2010 editions in Abu Dhabi)
  • In October 2011, FIFA said that Iran, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates all withdrew their bids, leaving Morocco as the only bidder. FIFA officially announced Morocco as host on 17 December 2011.

    On 21 August 2014, FIFA issued a statement reconfirming Morocco as the host, despite recent rumours that a change in venue might be sought due to the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak. Morocco had cancelled its hosting of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to fears of Ebola, but vowed to host the Club World Cup as no entrants would be from the countries with the most severe Ebola outbreaks.

    Venues

    The venues for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup were in Rabat and Marrakesh.

    Match officials

    The appointed match officials were:

    Replaced Colombian trio Wilmar Roldán, Eduardo Díaz and Alexander Guzmán.

    Squads

    Each team named a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline of 28 November 2014. Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match. The squads were announced by FIFA on 4 December 2014.

    Matches

    If a match was tied after normal playing time:

  • 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.
  • All times are local, WET (UTC±0).

    Quarter-finals

    A draw was held on 11 October 2014 at 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, to determine the pairings of the four quarter-finalists.

    Semi-finals

    The first semi-final was originally to be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, but was moved to Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh due to difficult pitch conditions.

    Goalscorers

    Own goal
  • Daniel Mullen (Western Sydney Wanderers, scored for ES Sétif)
  • Final standings

    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.

    Awards

    The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

    References

    2014 FIFA Club World Cup Wikipedia


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