The Official Emblem for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 was unveiled today, 24 August at the headquarters of the Japan Football Association (JFA) by Kuniya Daini, President of JFA and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee.
“With Japan hosting this important tournament for the seventh time, we are thrilled to see the new excitement and enthusiasm that this year’s FIFA Club World Cup will bring to the nation,” said Daini. “It is an honour to reveal the emblem that reflects the unique beauty of Japan and the spirit of hospitality, which are essential to the success of the event.”
The official emblem represents the qualities of Japan utilising the recognisable shape of the Official Trophy of the FIFA Club World Cup as a canvas. As one of the most iconic images of the host nation, the majestic Mount Fuji is featured at the very centre of the emblem.
Inspired by the traditional “Shodo” calligraphy, the silhouette of the globe on the top is shaped by distinctive features, providing a vibrant element that aims to reflect the sun and the well-known Japanese hospitality and solidarity.
The Visa Pre-Sale for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 will begin on FIFA.com at 12:00 (Japanese time) on Saturday 29 August. The Visa Pre-Sale period is exclusive to Visa cardholders and available online only.
The exclusive Visa Pre-Sale will run until 23:59 (Japanese time) on Sunday 6 September and general Ticket Sales will also follow from 13 September. The 12th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled to be played from 10 to 20 December 2015, will take place in the Japanese cities of Yokohama and Osaka.
The competition will feature Auckland City of New Zealand (OFC Champions League winners), Club America of Mexico (CONCACAF Champions League winners), Barcelona of Spain (UEFA Champions League winners), River Plate of Argentina (Copa Libertadores winners), the winners from this year’s AFC Champions League and CAF Champions League as well as a club from Japan’s J.League representing the host nation.
The AFC Champions League and CAF Champions League winners are to be decided in November, and the J.League winner will be decided by 5 December.
For further information on the competition’s match schedule and ticket sales, details of previous FIFA Club World Cups and more, please visit the competition’s official webpage at fifa.com/clubworldcup.