2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan

The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba E-Auto for sponsorship reasons) will be the 13th 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. The tournament will be hosted by Japan.

Contents

Host bids

The application process for the 2015–2016 as well as the 2017–2018 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014. Member associations interested in hosting had to submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014. The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014.However, no such decision regarding the 2015–2016 host was made until 2015.
The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament
  •  India (withdrew interest in November 2014)
  •  Japan
Japan was officially confirmed as hosts of the 2015 and 2016 tournaments on 23 April 2015.

Qualified teams

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
Enter in the semi-finals
TBD (Aug) CONMEBOL Winners of the 2016 Copa Libertadores
TBD (28 May) UEFA Winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League
Enter in the quarter-finals
TBD (26 Nov) AFC Winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League
TBD (21–23 Oct) CAF Winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League
TBD (27 Apr) CONCACAF Winners of the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
TBD (23 Apr) OFC Winners of the 2016 OFC Champions League
Japan TBD (Dec) AFC (Host) Winners of the 2016 J1 League
Notes

  1. If a team from Japan wins the AFC Champions League, the runners-up of the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the winners of the J1 League.

Teams in contention

AFC berth

Winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League
Teams qualified for the group stage
Teams qualified for the play-off round
Teams qualified for the preliminary round 2

CAF berth

Winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League
Teams qualified for the first round
Teams qualified for the preliminary round

CONCACAF berth

Winners of the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
Teams qualified for the knockout stage

CONMEBOL berth

Winners of the 2016 Copa Libertadores
Teams qualified for the second stage
Teams qualified for the first stage
Note: Mexican teams are not eligible to represent CONMEBOL in the FIFA Club World Cup. If a Mexican team win the Copa Libertadores, the best-placed South American team will qualify.

OFC berth

Winners of the 2016 OFC Champions League
Teams qualified for the group stage

UEFA berth

Winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League
Teams qualified for the knockout phase

Host berth

Winners of the 2016 J1 League

Venues

To be announced.

Matches


Play-off
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Final

  –                          

 Japan Host[A]    
   
   


 OFC        Winner Play-off  




   AFC / CAF / CONCACAF[B]      

 Winner Quarter-final  




     CONMEBOL / UEFA[C]    








 Winner Semi-final  



   Winner Semi-final  


 AFC / CAF / CONCACAF[B]  




 AFC / CAF / CONCACAF[B]      

 Winner Quarter-final  

Fifth place
Third place

     CONMEBOL / UEFA[C]    

 Loser Quarter-final    Loser Semi-final  



 Loser Quarter-final    Loser Semi-final  




Notes
  1. ^ If a team from Japan wins the AFC Champions League, the runners-up of the AFC Champions League will be invited in place of the winners of the J1 League.
  2. ^ a b c To be determined based on draw (AFC / CAF / CONCACAF).
  3. ^ a b To be determined based on draw (CONMEBOL / UEFA).

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