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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FIFA Club World Cup draw made

The draw for matches 1 and 2 of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006 (10-17 December) at the Japan Football Museum in Tokyo today has produced two mouth-watering fixtures to kick off the festivities.

Match 1: Auckland City FC v CAF representative, 10 December (19.20h) in Toyota

Match 2: AFC representative v Club America, 11 December (19.20h) in Tokyo

The winners of match 1 will meet the representatives of the South American football confederation (CONMEBOL), Sport Club Internacional (Brazil), in the semi-finals, while the winners of match 2 will measure themselves against UEFA and Europe’s representatives, FC Barcelona (Spain).

The event was attended by the chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA Executive Committee member, Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia), the president of the Japan Football Association and member of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup, Saburo Kawabuchi (Japan), FIFA Executive Committee member and vice-president of the Japan Football Association, Junji Ogura (Japan), together with representatives of the clubs that have already qualified and the AFC and CAF, whose clubs will complete their qualifying process in November. The actual draw was conducted by Jim Brown, FIFA Director of Competitions, with help from two well known assistants: 2004 World Figure Skating Champion and 2006 Olympic gold medallist Shizuka Arakawa and the man who coached Sao Paulo to last year’s FIFA Club World Championship, Brazilian Paulo Autuori, now of Japanese club Kashima Antlers.


The final phase of ticket sales for international fans (residing outside Japan) will take place from 4 to 30 November on ( > Men’s & Youth > FIFA Club World Cup), where all the necessary information is provided. The tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are payable by credit card.

Media accreditation

The media accreditation process opens on 12 October and will expire on 17 November 2006. All accreditation requests, i.e. for both the Japanese and the international media, must be placed using the online accreditation form available on ( > Men’s & Youth > FIFA Club World Cup).

All requests are subject to confirmation, which will not be dependent on the date the request was made. Those persons who are granted accreditation will be duly informed and will receive further information in due course. Please note that members of the international media are responsible for their own visas.

Further information from:

FIFA Media Department – tel. : +41-43/222 7272, fax: +41-43/222 7373, e-mail:

FIFA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION / Tokyo, 12 October 2006 / 2006-141-2006 FCWC Draw-Accred-Ticketing-E.doc