2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final

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International Stadium Yokohama (also known as Nissan Stadium) in Yokohama, Japan, hosted the match.
The victory gave Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane his third trophy in less than a year in charge

The final match of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, an association football tournament hosted by Japan.

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2016 FIFA Club World Cup

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.

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.

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

Leonardo Araújo, played for Kashima from 1994 to 1996

Kashima Antlers

The Kashima Antlers (鹿島アントラーズ) are a football club in Kashima, Ibaraki, currently playing in the J1 League, top tier of Japanese professional football leagues.

The Kashima Antlers (鹿島アントラーズ) are a football club in Kashima, Ibaraki, currently playing in the J1 League, top tier of Japanese professional football leagues.

Leonardo Araújo, played for Kashima from 1994 to 1996
Outside the Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima players training at Azadi Stadium
Kashima Antlers celebrate after winning the 2018 AFC Champions League.

In the final, after a 2–2 draw against European champions Real Madrid after 90 minutes, they were beaten 4–2 after extra time.

FIFA Club World Cup

International men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body.

International men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body.

Las Vegas, Nevada saw the birth of the competition during FIFA's executive committee in December 1993
Stanley Rous can be considered a "founding father" of the road for a club world cup. As a referee, he participated in the 1930 Coupe des Nations. As a football official, he endorsed and supported Copa Rio and the International Soccer League. As FIFA president, he was the first FIFA official to propose the expansion of the Intercontinental Cup into an all-confederations Club World Cup under FIFA auspices, a proposal he put forward in 1967 and that would turn into the FIFA Club World Cup in 2000.
Pep Guardiola is hoisted in the air after Barcelona won the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, crushing Santos 4–0 in the final.
Corinthians won their second world title after defeating Chelsea 1–0 in the final, capping off a year which saw them undefeated in international matches with just four goals conceded.
Zinedine Zidane during a press conference at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup. Real Madrid became the first team to retain the trophy having also won the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
Lionel Messi with the Golden Ball greets Bronze Ball recipient Neymar after the 2011 Club World Cup Final

This record would not last though, as the 2016 edition saw J1 League winners Kashima Antlers making it to the Final (outscoring rivals 7–1), against Real Madrid.

Benzema with Real Madrid in 2021

Karim Benzema

French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team.

French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team.

Benzema with Real Madrid in 2021
Benzema during a training session with Lyon
Benzema playing against Marseille in a 2009 Champions League match
Benzema playing in a league match against Villarreal
Benzema celebrating a goal against Espanyol in La Liga
Benzema playing in a league match against Almería
Benzema training ahead of a Champions League match in 2012
Benzema during the 2014–15 season
Benzema with Real Madrid in 2015
Benzema getting interviewed after Real Madrid's first away game after the COVID-19 quarantine against Real Sociedad
Benzema playing for France in April 2008
Benzema playing for France at UEFA Euro 2012
Benzema in 2022

In the final three days later against Kashima Antlers, Benzema opened the score in the 9th minute, and also assisted Ronaldo's second goal, as Real Madrid won 4–2 in extra time after the regular time finished 2–2 to claim their second title.

Real Madrid CF

Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

Julián Palacios, the first president of the club in 1900–1902
Madrid FC team in 1906
Alfredo Di Stéfano led the club to win five consecutive European Cups (currently the Champions League)
Amancio Amaro, captain of the Yé-yé team of the 1960s
Beckham and Zidane were considered Galácticos
Cristiano Ronaldo was the club's most expensive signing when he joined in 2009, costing €94 million
Real Madrid celebrate their historic tenth European Cup / Champions League win (La Décima) in 2014
Zidane, with his Real Madrid players, standing to the right of Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena after Real had won their 33rd La Liga title, May 2017
Real Madrid in 1964. Nicknamed Los Blancos (the whites), the club has worn an all-white home kit except for one season in 1925
Real Madrid's jersey (worn by Luka Modrić in 2015) is manufactured by Adidas, with Emirates the shirt sponsor
Raúl is Real Madrid's all-time leader in appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo, the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga
Gareth Bale is the club's joint record signing, costing €100 million in 2013
The number of season tickets at the Bernabéu is capped at 65,000, with the remaining seats made available to the general public
Scene from a 2011 El Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Real Madrid fans displaying the white of their club before El Clásico. Real Madrid fans also often wave Spanish flags at El Clásico games.
Real Madrid supporters during the 2006 El Derbi madrileño match held at the Santiago Bernabéu
Real Madrid's Guti (left) and Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martínez (centre) and Amorebieta (right) during a match at the Bernabéu, 2010
Real Madrid players celebrating a goal against Bayern Munich in 2007
Pre-match display at the 2017 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus
Carlo Ancelotti is the current head coach of the club
Spanish businessman Florentino Pérez is the current president of the club
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On 18 December 2016, the club defeated Japanese outfit Kashima Antlers 4–2 in the final of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.

Zidane in 2017

Zinedine Zidane

French professional football manager and former player who played as an attacking midfielder.

French professional football manager and former player who played as an attacking midfielder.

Zidane in 2017
La Castellane in the northwestern edge of Marseille where Zidane was born in 1972
La Corniche, seaside roadway along the coast of Marseille, with a mural of Zidane on the wall
Zidane with teammate David Beckham in 2003
Following France's World Cup win, an image of Zidane was projected on the Arc de Triomphe (pictured) along with the words "Merci Zizou".
Zidane's France jersey from Euro 2000
Zidane during the 2006 World Cup final
Zidane playing a backheel during a game of futsal in 2008
Zidane at the Danone Nations Cup, 2008. A football tournament involving 2.5 million children from over 11,000 clubs from around the globe, Zidane is its ambassador.
Zidane in the Match Against Poverty in Bern, March 2014
Zidane in 2013. He was the Real Madrid assistant coach for the 2013–14 season
Zidane (right) with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos lifting the 2016 UEFA Champions League trophy
Zidane, with his Real Madrid players, standing to the right of Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena after Real had won their 33rd La Liga title, May 2017
Zidane's France home jersey from the 2006 World Cup. An elite playmaker, he wore number 10 for much of his international career.
Zidane at a press conference during the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup. As head coach of Real Madrid he won the UEFA Champions League an unprecedented three times in a row.
Zidane's Z5 Group is a sporting complex made up of five a side football pitches sponsored by Adidas
Screening of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait documentary at the Albert Hall in Manchester, with rock band Mogwai, who provided the soundtrack, on stage
Zidane's parents' house in the village of Aguemoune Ath Slimane in Algeria

On 18 December 2016, the club defeated Japanese outfit Kashima Antlers 4–2 in the final of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.

David Luiz, Cássio and Paolo Guerrero (from left to right) accepting their individual awards after the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final.

FIFA Club World Cup awards

International association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body.

International association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body.

David Luiz, Cássio and Paolo Guerrero (from left to right) accepting their individual awards after the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final.

Luis Suárez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Hamdou Elhouni are the only players who have scored a hat-trick in the competition. Suárez did so in the 2015 semi-final against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao where he scored all three goals of that match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final against Kashima Antlers, an equalizing penalty kick followed by two extra time goals. Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in the 2018 semi-final against Kashima Antlers, where he scored all three of his team's goals before being substituted in less than an hour. Hamdou Elhouni scored the latest hat-trick in 2019 when Espérance de Tunis won 6–2 against Al-Sadd in the match for fifth place.

Makkelie in 2021

Danny Makkelie

Dutch professional football referee.

Dutch professional football referee.

Makkelie in 2021

Makkelie was the video assistant referee in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final and video assistant referee in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.

Shibasaki playing for Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Gaku Shibasaki

Japanese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Spanish club Leganés and the Japanese national team.

Japanese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Spanish club Leganés and the Japanese national team.

Shibasaki playing for Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Shibasaki kicking the ball during Japan's match against Poland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Shibasaki pictured during a friendly match against Paraguay on 8 June 2018.
Shibasaki and Iran's Ashkan Dejagah clashed after clearing a ball away during the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup.

He rose to prominence after scoring twice for Kashima Antlers in the final of the 2016 Club World Cup against Real Madrid.

Alex Ferguson is the winner of the most English Manager of the Year awards, all won during his tenure as manager of Manchester United. He is now the UEFA coaching ambassador.

Masatada Ishii

Japanese professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Thai League 1 club Buriram United.

Japanese professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Thai League 1 club Buriram United.

Alex Ferguson is the winner of the most English Manager of the Year awards, all won during his tenure as manager of Manchester United. He is now the UEFA coaching ambassador.

In the final, after a 2–2 draw against European champions Real Madrid after 90 minutes, they were beaten 4–2 after extra time.