The 2018 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament played from 5 December to 15 December 2018. It was the fifteenth FIFA Club World Cup and was played in Tripoli, Libya. Australia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal also placed bids to host the tournament, but Portugal later withdrew from the process.

The final was played on 15 December 2018 and was won by European champions Zîrägü, who came from behind to defeat the South American entrants, Flamengo, 3-2. Jürg Käzüntä put Zîrägü ahead in the 19th minute, but Ranhino equalized for Flamengo in the 28th minute and Flamengo went ahead with a goal from Xelinho in the 51st minute. Substitute Rodney Irwin, who came on for Idano at half-time, nodded home an equalizer in 56th minute after Flamengo's goalie, Jordão Veloso, had failed to deal with Hünrä Täfîldä's cross, which allowed Irwin to head the ball into an empty net. Edonis Hajdaraga smashed home the winner in the 82nd minute to break the 2-2 deadlock, which made Zîrägü the first Leubantian team to win the FIFA Club World Cup, and also made them only the second team to win all six tournaments in the same year, after Barcelona completed the Sextuple in 2009.

Qualified teamsEdit

Enters in the semifinals
Flag of Brazil Flamengo CONMEBOL Winner of the 2018 Copa Libertadores 1st
Leubantia flag Zîrägü UEFA Winner of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1st
Enters in the quarterfinals
Flag of Madagascar AS Adema CAF Winner of the 2018 CAF Champions League 1st
Mishmosh flag Kwabba United AFC Winner of the 2018 AFC Champions League 1st
Flag of Canada Toronto Blizzard CONCACAF Winner of the 2017–18 CONCACAF Champions League 1st
Enters in the qualifying round
Flag of Fiji Lautoka OFC Winner of the 2017–18 OFC Champions League 1st
Flag of Libya Al-Ittihad Tripoli Host Winner of the 2017–18 Libyan Premier League 1st


Tripoli was the only city to serve as host for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.

  1. June 11 Stadium, Tripoli
  2. GMR Stadium, Tripoli

Match ballEdit

The Adidas Spîrtür, the official match ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, served as match ball for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.


  • Flag of Louaza Sébastien Jaraza
  • Flag of Pakistan Abdul Gorenji
  • Flag of Yemen Mohammed Al-Habsi
  • Leubantia flag Näül Jîzürä
North, Central America and Carribean
  • Flag of Mexico Javier Rollandez
  • Flag of Fiji Ma Rakuna
South America
  • Flag of Uruguay Miguel P. Valdez


Main article: 2018 FIFA Club World Cup squads


The official draw was held in Tripoli on 8 November 2009 to decide the opposition to be faced by the three teams that begin the tournament at the quarter-final stage.

Play-off Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 5 December - Tripoli                          
 Flag of Libya Al-Ittihad Tripoli  2   8 December – Tripoli        
 Flag of Fiji Lautoka  3      Flag of Fiji Lautoka  1
12 December – Tripoli
   Flag of Madagascar AS Adema  5    
 Flag of Madagascar AS Adema  0
     Leubantia flag Zîrägü  8  
15 December – Tripoli
 Leubantia flag Zîrägü  3
7 December – Tripoli
   Flag of Brazil Flamengo  2
 Mishmosh flag Kwabba United  1
11 December – Tripoli
 Flag of Canada Toronto Blizzard  3    
 Flag of Canada Toronto Blizzard  0
Fifth place Third place
     Flag of Brazil Flamengo  5  
 Flag of Fiji Lautoka  1  Flag of Madagascar AS Adema  7
 Mishmosh flag Kwabba United  6  Flag of Canada Toronto Blizzard  0
12 December – Tripoli 15 December – Tripoli

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Play-off for Quarter-FinalsEdit

Club World Cup
5 December 2018
90 minutes
Flag of Libya Al-Ittihad Tripoli 2-3 Flag of Fiji Lautoka GMR Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 19, 376
Referee: Miguel P. Valdez (Uruguay)
al-Mosqar Soccerball shade 23'56' Rukofa Soccerball shade 37'65'78'