2008 FIFA Club World Cup

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The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations.wikipedia
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2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final

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Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first and – as of 2018 tournament – only British team to win the competition.
The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations.

Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)

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Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first and – as of 2018 tournament – only British team to win the competition.
One of the venues, including the final, from 2005 to the 2008, from 2011 to the 2012 and from 2015 to the 2016 editions was the International Stadium Yokohama.

L.D.U. Quito

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Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first and – as of 2018 tournament – only British team to win the competition.
Liga de Quito was additionally the runner-up at the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

2008 Copa Libertadores

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LDU Quito earned a berth in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup and 2009 Recopa Sudamericana.

Manchester United F.C.

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Manchester United defeated LDU Quito 1–0 in the final at the International Stadium in Yokohama on 21 December, to become the first and – as of 2018 tournament – only British team to win the competition.
In December 2008, the club won the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup and followed this with the 2008–09 Football League Cup, and its third successive Premier League title.

FIFA Club World Cup

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The 2008 FIFA Club World Cup (officially the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations.
They saw off Ecuadorian club LDU Quito 1–0 to become world champions in 2008.

Gamba Osaka

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In December 2008, Gamba made it to the semi finals of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Australian club Adelaide United 1–0.

2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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The tournament was also a qualifying event for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

C.F. Pachuca

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On April 2008, Pachuca reclaimed the CONCACAF Champions Cup and secured a berth for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for December 2008 in Japan.

2007–08 OFC Champions League

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The winners claimed Oceania’s US$1 million (NZ$1.41 million) berth in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

Ravshan Irmatov

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He was named The Best Referee in Asia in four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014), and he was selected to officiate the final match of both the 2008 and 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.

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Ecuador

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Currently the most successful football team in Ecuador is LDU Quito, and it is the only Ecuadorian team that has won the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Recopa Sudamericana; they were also runners-up in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

2007 FIFA Club World Cup

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The fifth-place match, dropped for the 2007 tournament, was reintroduced for 2008, with the total prize money being increased by US$500,000 to US$16.5 million.

2008 AFC Champions League

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* – As Gamba Osaka won the AFC Champions League, the host's spot was taken by Adelaide United as the highest-placed non-Japanese team in the AFC CL.
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Wayne Rooney

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On 18 December, Rooney scored twice in the 5–3 semi-final victory over Japanese club Gamba Osaka in the FIFA Club World Cup, and, after scoring the winning goal as United beat LDU Quito 1–0 in the final in Yokohama, was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament.

2007–08 UEFA Champions League

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As winners of the competition, Manchester United went on to represent Europe at the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

Luis Bolaños

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Bolaños made a great performance in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

Claudio Bieler

He was an integral part of the squad that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores (where he had a goal wrongfully disallowed for offsides in the final game) and the squad that was the runner-up of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

2008 CAF Champions League

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Hideo Hashimoto

In Asia, Gamba also won the champions in 2008 AFC Champions League and the 3rd place in 2008 Club World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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At the close of 2008, Ronaldo helped United win the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, assisting the final-winning goal against Liga de Quito and winning the Silver Ball in the process.

Darren Fletcher

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He then scored in the Club World Cup semi-final against Gamba Osaka on 18 December after coming off the bench.

Adelaide United FC

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This result ensured that Adelaide would participate in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup either as the AFC representatives or as the highest placed non-Japanese team – as the rules do not allow more than one Japanese team to participate.