Nadir Belhadj slotted home the winning penalty as Al-Sadd won 5-3 in the shoot-out that followed a goalless draw with Kashiwa Reysol in the match for third place at Japan 2011.
Stopping the Barcelona juggernaut could be the key challenge at this FIFA Club World Cup. Here, the likes of Neymar, Nadir Belhadj, Muricy Ramahlo and Jorge Fossati tell FIFA.com how they'd go about it.
Al-Sadd left-back Nadir Belhadj has said that meeting Barcelona in the semi-finals at Japan 2011 is cause for celebration, telling FIFA.com the Qatari club will prepare as best they can for the Spanish giants.
A conference on Ramadan and Football on 25 and 26 November brought together scientists and physicians as well as players, to exchange their knowledge and experiences of fasting.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Humberto Suazo are among the high-profile players named in the final squads for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011.
Al Sadd have been crowned 2011 AFC Champions League winners, and booked their place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, after defeating Jeonbuk Motors 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.