2017 FIFA Club World Cup: Tournament News & Qualifiers [R]

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  1. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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  2. Nico Limmat

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    Tournament Winners & Statistics:

    Intercontinental Cup

    1960 Real Madrid (ESP)
    1961 Peñarol (URU)
    1962 Santos (BRA)
    1963 Santos (BRA)
    1964 Inter Milan (ITA)
    1965 Inter Milan (ITA)
    1966 Peñarol (URU)
    1967 Racing Club (ARG)
    1968 Estudiantes (ARG)
    1969 AC Milan (ITA)
    1970 Feyenoord (NED)
    1971 Nacional (URU)
    1972 Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    1973 Independiente (ARG)
    1974 Atlético Madrid (ESP)
    1975 No competition
    1976 Bayern Munich (GER)
    1977 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    1978 No competition
    1979 Olimpia (PAR)

    Toyota Cup

    1980 Nacional (URU)
    1981 Flamengo (BRA)
    1982 Peñarol (URU)
    1983 Grêmio (BRA)
    1984 Independiente (ARG)
    1985 Juventus (ITA)
    1986 River Plate (ARG)
    1987 FC Porto (POR)
    1988 Nacional (URU)
    1989 AC Milan (ITA)
    1990 AC Milan (ITA)
    1991 Red Star Belgrade (SER)
    1992 São Paulo (BRA)
    1993 São Paulo (BRA)
    1994 Vélez Sarsfield (ARG)
    1995 Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    1996 Juventus (ITA)
    1997 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
    1998 Real Madrid (ESP)
    1999 Manchester United (ENG)
    2000 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    2001 Bayern Munich (GER)
    2002 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2003 Boca Juniors (ARG)
    2004 FC Porto (POR)
    [Merger with Club World Cup*]

    Club World Cup

    2000 Corinthians (BRA)
    2001 No competition
    2002 No competition
    2003 No competition
    2004 No competition
    [Merger with Toyota Cup*]
    2005 São Paulo (BRA)
    2006 Internacional (BRA)
    2007 AC Milan (ITA)
    2008 Manchester United (ENG)
    2009 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2010 Inter Milan (ITA)
    2011 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2012 Corinthians (BRA)
    2013 Bayern Munich (GER)
    2014 Real Madrid (ESP)
    2015 FC Barcelona (ESP)
    2016 Real Madrid (ESP)

    Clubs with Multiple Titles

    5 - Real Madrid (ESP)
    4 - AC Milan (ITA)
    3 - Bayern Munich (GER)
    3 - Boca Juniors (ARG)
    3 - FC Barcelona (ESP)
    3 - Inter Milan (ITA)
    3 - Nacional (URU)
    3 - Peñarol (URU)
    3 - São Paulo (BRA)
    2 - Ajax Amsterdam (NED)
    2 - Corinthians (BRA)
    2 - FC Porto (POR)
    2 - Independiente (ARG)
    2 - Juventus (ITA)
    2 - Manchester United (ENG)
    2 - Santos (BRA)

    Titles by Association

    10 - Brazil
    9 - Argentina
    9 - Italy
    9 - Spain
    6 - Uruguay
    4 - Germany
    3 - Netherlands
    2 - England
    2 - Portugal
    1 - Paraguay
    1 - Serbia

    Titles by Confederation

    30 - UEFA
    26 - CONMEBOL
     
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  3. It's called FOOTBALL

    It's called FOOTBALL BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 4, 2009
    Rootin for Leicester.

    The tourney of 1000 teams. Down to about 200 at this juncture. Massive, you gotta love it.

    Also, it's an even split among continents as to when they hold their Finals. 3 in spring, 3 in fall. People have been wanting C'CAF to change, maybe OFC will as well.
     
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  4. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    #4 Nico Limmat, Dec 22, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2016
    Things to note:

    • The CAF Champions League has expanded its group stage to 16 teams in four groups. CAF has also increased the prize money. The winner will receive USD 2.5M going forward.
    • CONCACAF has also increased its prize money (from close to zero?) but at a paltry USD 500,000 for the winner that is only better than the OFC (still at zero?). The runner-up will get a smashing 300K.
    • CONMEBOL has reformed both of its competitions and the Copa Libertadores schedule now runs from Jan-Nov. A move that made Mexico pull out of the 2017 Copa due to scheduling conflicts. This will be the first "pure" Libertadores with only South American clubs since 1998. From a CWC perspective the upside is a very short break between Libertadores final and CWC start, meaning no more form or player transfer excuses.
    • The OFC has also tinkered once again with its format and we are now looking at home & away semifinals and final. Hopefully this will improve some of the dismal attendance we have seen.
    Lots of rumors about a CONCACAF format change but nothing concrete yet.
     
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  5. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    The host venues have been announced. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain (22,700) and Zayed Sports City (43,000) in Abu Dhabi. Both cities are in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

    Pretty sure they initially said Zayed Sports City wasn't going to host (due to renovations for the 2019 Asian Cup) but I guess that has changed? Or did someone confuse the two major Abu Dhabi grounds - the other being the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium? As I predicted previously Al Ain got the nod and it's the first time a stadium with under 40K capacity gets to host the CWC. And that's just fine - the first three games won't draw more than that.

    Not to mention it's a real gem:

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  6. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    FC Barcelona
    Gotta admit, I lost a lot of interest last year after the UCL final last May. :oops: Some clubs just rub you the wrong way, y'know. ;)
     
  7. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Why stop at 1000? 10,000 teams. No make that 100,000! Do I hear one million?

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  8. It's called FOOTBALL

    It's called FOOTBALL BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 4, 2009
    Here ya go, start counting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_football_clubs

    There was a meme in 2014 from the pope's team's fans sayng they were in the final 2 of like 4,000, I think was the number they used. I'm pretty sure I posted it in the 2014 CWC thread.
     
  9. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Why limit it to first division clubs? Leicester City and River Plate were in the second division not too long ago and now they're in their respective continental championships and among those 200 remaining teams battling for the CWC 2017. :laugh:
     
  10. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
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    #10 SJJ, Jan 1, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
    For those of us who prefer the actual web sites, instead of Wikipedia:

    Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17: http://concacaf.com/category/champions-league

    UEFA Champions League: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague

    CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Bridgestone 2017: http://www.conmebol.com/es/copa-libertadores-2017

    OFC Champions League Qualifier: http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/Competitions/News/tabid/1013/Competition/912444aa-0863-48ff-b105-1aef117d7b26/CompTitle/OFCCL Qualifier/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    OFC Champions League: http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/Competitions/News/tabid/1013/Competition/da87b8e9-0ade-46a8-a9f2-f3bd550b5a64/CompTitle/Champions League/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    AFC Champions League: http://www.the-afc.com/competition/afc-champions-league

    Orange CAF Champions League 2017 (2017 URL not yet existing; probable URL): http://www.cafonline.com/en-us/competitions/21steditionofcafchampionsleague/

    UAE Arabian Gulf League: http://uae.agleague.ae/en/competition/the-arabian-gulf-league.html
     
  11. SJJ

    SJJ Member

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  12. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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  13. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    A few confederation stats...

    UEFA

    1. Spain (16 Titles)
    2. England; Italy (12 Titles)
    3. Germany (7 Titles)

    Record Champion: Real Madrid, Spain (11 Titles - Last in 2016)

    CONMEBOL

    1. Argentina (24 Titles)
    2. Brazil (17 Titles)
    3. Uruguay (8 Titles)

    Record Champion: CA Independiente, Argentina (7 Titles - Last in 1984)

    CONCACAF

    1. Mexico (32 Titles)
    2. Costa Rica (6 Titles)
    3. El Salvador (3 Titles)

    Record Champion: Club America, Mexico (7 Titles - Last in 2016)

    AFC

    1. South Korea (11 Titles)
    2. Japan (5 Titles)
    3. Saudi Arabia (4 Titles)

    Record Champion: Pohang Steelers, South Korea (3 Titles - Last in 2009)

    CAF

    1. Egypt (14 Titles)
    2. DR Congo (6 Titles)
    3. Algeria; Cameroon; Morocco (5 Titles)

    Record Champion: Al Ahly, Egypt (8 Titles - Last in 2013)

    OFC

    1. New Zealand (10 Titles)
    2. Australia* (4 Titles)
    3. Papua New Guinea (1 Title)

    Record Champion: Auckland City, New Zealand (8 Titles - Last in 2016)

    *Australia is no longer an OFC member.
     
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  14. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    Longest consecutive winning streak in each confederation's premier club competition:

    CONCACAF:
    11 – Mexico (ongoing)

    UEFA:
    6 – England (end of streak 1982)

    OFC:
    6 – New Zealand (ongoing)

    CONMEBOL:
    4 – Argentina (end of streak 1970 and 1975); Brazil (end of streak 2013)

    AFC:
    3 – South Korea (end of streak 1998)

    CAF:
    3 – Cameroon (end of streak 1980)


    Longest consecutive winning streak at the club level:

    6 – Auckland City, OFC (ongoing)
    5 – Real Madrid, UEFA (end of streak 1960)
    4 – Independiente, CONMEBOL (end of streak 1975)
    3 CF Monterrey, CONCACAF (end of streak 2013)
    3 – Cruz Azul, CONCACAF (end of streak 1971)

    No clubs in Africa or Asia have won more than two in a row.
     
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  15. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
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    Orlando City SC
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    United States
    Couple big news from today:

    1) Not affecting this CWC, but the CONCACAF Champions League will take on a new format in the fall...by abandoning the standard CL format entirely. It will now have a play-in tournament with runners-up from Central America and the Caribbean, leading into a springtime CCL with 16 teams playing home-and-away series until we get a winner.

    2) Jeonbuk Motors got kicked out of the AFC Champions League for matchfixing. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  16. EvanJ

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  17. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    #17 Nico Limmat, Jan 28, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
    So the future for the CONCACAF Champions League is.............a return to the Champions Cup. :D

    Full Press Release on CONCACAF.com

    I wonder what the level of interest will be for the fall tournament. CONCACAF has never successfully organized a secondary club competition (Cup Winners Cup, Giants Cup). In any case, this should guarantee Mexican participation in the 2018 Libertadores once again. I guess MLS fans will still complain that their clubs have to play in February but rumor is the league was closely involved and preferred this to a fall schedule where it interferes with the MLS playoffs. It may also make sense to wait and see if the CWC will stay in December.

    The 2017 action has kicked off in CONMEBOL, OFC and the AFC.
     
  18. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

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    I don't think the Cup Winners Cup or Giants Cup qualified clubs for the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The fall tournament shouldn't be compared to those. The fall tournament should be compared to the Torneo Interclubes de UNCAF, which was a 16 club knockout tournament that qualified three clubs to the CONCACAF Champions Cup before it became a Champions League.
     
  19. dinamo_zagreb

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  20. Nico Limmat

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    #20 Nico Limmat, Feb 4, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017
    Rejected.

    I don't get it, why couldn't the AFC act last September? Then Al Ain could have won. :D (Yes, I am still bitter)
    Well, the Giants Cup was supposed to feed into the never played CONCACAF Clubs Cup - along with the Champions Cup. The winner of the Clubs Cup was then supposed to make the Club World Cup if memory serves right.

    I understand what you are saying but I don't see the fall tournament as purely a qualifying gig. Just like the Europa League isn't a UCL qualifying event.
     
  21. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    The OFC qualifying stage is over and Cook Islands' Puaikura has advanced to the group stage.

    With one qualifying round left in the AFC, India's Bengaluru FC (a finalist in the 2016 AFC Cup) has already crashed out to Jordan's Al Wehdat. Al Wehdat has an interesting background, they represent the Palestinian community in Jordan and are based in an Amman refugee camp.
     
  22. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    The difference is that the winner of CONCACAF's fall tournament could win the CCL less than half a year later (I don't know the exact amount of time). The Europa League winner could win the Champions League just over a year later. I think it would have been more fair to give the fall tournament three or four spots instead of one.
     
  23. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
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    FC Steaua Bucuresti
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    Romania
    I don't agree curently format due of this reason. In first phase, 16 teams fight for one spot? WTF ... is too much :) And there are 4 5 strong teams :). Better was if all 4 semifinalist can qualify for Final tournament, looks much better as a preliminary tournament for The Last 16!!

    Like now, this format look like 2 different tournaments, each with one winner ! Winner of first tournament will qualify for Second tournament, and winner of second tournament will qualify for Clubs World Cup.

    CCL administration is close to a better format, but they don't think better ....
     
  24. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

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    Fair point but CONCACAF is going through the trouble of giving the fall tournament a separate identity. They are not just calling it CCL "Qualifying Stage" or something like. I suppose you can argue this either way.
     
  25. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
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    I just hope it embraces the regions involved, something like the Mágico-Yorke Cup. :D
     
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