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FIFA Club World Cup

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Overview

The FIFA Club World Cup, commonly referred to as the Club World Cup, is an international association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship was first contested as the FIFA Club World Championship in 2000. It was not held between 2001 and 2004. Since 2005, the competition has been held every year, hosted so far by Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
The current format of the tournament involves seven teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about two weeks; the winners of that year's AFC Champions League (Asia), CAF Champions League (Africa), CONCACAF Champions League (North America), Copa Libertadores (South America), OFC Champions League (Oceania) and UEFA Champions League (Europe), along with the host nation's national champions, participate in a straight knock-out tournament. The host nation's national champions dispute a play-off against the Oceania champions, from which the winner joins the champions of Asia, Africa and North America at the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners go on to face the European and South American champions, who enter at the semi-final stage, for a place in the final.
Juan Manuel Gabino, 29 December 2013

Taking a deeper look at this topic, one can find that indeed as Mr. Manuel Gabino mentions, the team flags are displayed during the games, as seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 04 January 2014

After searching and watching some hours in Youtube videos on the Morocco 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, finally I managed myself to draw the flags used by the seven teams took part in the event.
All seven emblems where got from FIFA.com. Take into account that the Guangzhou Evergrande flag is a fan flag, but not the club's official flag.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014

For most football clubs there are usually a wide range of unofficial flags used by supporters, but these official flags are more important.
Elias Granqvist, 12 March 2014


FIFA Club World Cup - Morocco 2013

Morocco organized the 2013 edition with the following participating clubs. The flags are those hoisted in both stadiums at Agadir and Marrakech. The flags were also carried before each mach when the team jump to the field. The missing team is Guangzhou Evergrande from China, since I could never see a reliable image of its flag, the better image shows a red and yellow field with the team's crest in the middle. Other flag I have not a good image is that of Team Monterrey, I just can't see if the badge either bears the stars.

Atlético Mineiro (BRA - CONMEBOL):

[Atlético Mineiro]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)


Bayern Munchen (GER - UEFA):

[Bayern Munchen]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)

See also: Bayern Munchen


Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN - AFC)

[Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014

See also: Guangzhou Evergrande


Al Ahly (EGY - CAF):

[Al Ahly]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)

See also: Al Ahly


Monterrey (MEX - CONCACAF):

[Monterrey]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)


Auckland City (NZL - OFC):

[Auckland City]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)


Raja Casablanca (MAR - Host):

[Raja Casablanca]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)


FIFA Club World Cup - Morocco 2014

A new edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is taking effect right now in Morocco.
The seven participating teams are (names by FIFA):

ES Sétif (ALG)

[ES Sétif]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014


Moghreb Tétouan (MOR)

[Moghreb Tétouan]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014


WS Wanderers FC (AUS)

[WS Wanderers FC]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014


Real Madrid CF (ESP)

[Real Madrid CF]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014

The flag already reported, nevertheles FIFA presents the flag with a bigger emblem.


Cruz Azul (MEX)

[Cruz Azul]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014

The flag already reporeted, however FIFA flags are proportioned 2:3.


Auckland City FC (NZL)

[Auckland City]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)

No modification in the 2014 edition regarding that of 2013.


San Lorenzo (ARG)

[San Lorenzo]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014

In addition I attach the flags which both teams San Lorenzo and Club Nacional (PAR) were presented during the final match of the 2014 Libertadores Cup, finally won by San Lorenzo.


San Lorenzo

[San Lorenzo]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014


Club Nacional (PAR)

[Club Nacional]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014

Some remarks:
- Maybe FIFA does not know about the official flag of Club Atlético San Lorenzo and likes to change the official ones, just like that of Real Madrid whose emblem on the official flag is smaller than that presented by FIFA.
- It is the first time in all club world cup editions in which the team flags match the image flags in the official TV "ribbons" for scores, line-ups, standings, statistics, and so.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 15 December 2014


FIFA Club World Cup - Japan 2015

It is taking place the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Unfortunately, in Mexico at least, FOX SPORTS broadcasts the matches only form the referee’s first blow. It is not shown the pre-match team’s parade. In this regard, the flags used by the participating teams are not visible, so I wonder if you mind if are you able to find some photos or videos showing those team flags. The following are the descriptions of the flags I was able to watch.

Barcelona (ESP / UEFA)

[Barcelona FC]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 December 2015

Barcelona FC used its usual flag seven horizontal stripes, four in blue and three in dark red, the crest is about fifty percent the flag’s height.

See also: FC Barcelona


Club America (MEX / CONCACAF)

[Club America 2015] 2015

[Club America 2006] 2006
images by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 December 2015

I may say that Club America (MEX) used a plain yellow flag with the team’s crest. This same flag with the colors reversed in the emblem, was used in the 2006 edition.


River Plate (ARG / CONMEBOL)

[River Plate]
image by Francisco Gregoric, based on information provided by Osvaldo Gorgazzi, 12 Aug 2006

Club Atletico River Plate seems to use the flag shown in this page.


Auckland City (NZL / OFC)

[Auckland City]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 March 2014
(crest from www.vflnet.com)

Auckland City F. C. seems to use the same flag of the former edition in Morocco.


TP Mazembe (COD / CAF)

[TP Mazembe]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 19 December 2015

TP Mazembe uses a very elaborated flag, it is white with six five-pointed stars, one in the middle near the hoist in silver, the other five aligned vertically near the fly in black. A brown crocodile biting a football in the center of the flag surrounded by the team’s name, and foundation year.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán
, 18 December 2015

Each team's official website, since they also include picture galleries of its own team participating in this tournament:
- TP Mazembe (official website)
- TP Mazembe galleries for the FIFA Club World Cup 2015 competition:
1) http://www.tpmazembe.com/multimedia/galeries/1071/16-12-2015-cf-america-tp-mazembe-2-1
2) http://www.tpmazembe.com/multimedia/galeries/1068/13-12-2015-tp-mazembe-sanfrecce-hiroshima-0-3
3) http://www.tpmazembe.com/multimedia/galeries/1070/13-12-2015-autour-de-around-the-tp-mazembe-sanfrecce-hiroshima
4) http://www.tpmazembe.com/multimedia/galeries/1066/12-12-2015-connaissance-terrain-nagai-osaka-stadium
5) http://www.tpmazembe.com/multimedia/galeries/1064/09-12-2015-premier-jour-a-osaka-first-day-in-osaka
For TP Mazembe's flag, I found this image.  (The flag is a horizontal flag, divided into seven equal-sized horizontal black and white stripes, four black and three white. In the middle, it bears the team's new coat of arms. Yet, another flag variant is seen on their official Facebook profile picture gallery (here).

Here's a picture of TP Mazembe's flag (variant in plain white colors with team's alligator and name) from FIFA's official website.
Esteban Rivera, 19 December 2015


Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN / AFC)

Guangzhou Evergrande used a flag in 2013 already shown above, nevertheless, in this 2015 edition it seems the flag changed to a red flag with two horizontal stripes maroon over yellow all through the middle, charged with the team's crest bellow there is the club's full name is Chinese and English (see http://i.imgur.com/3uc95Xz.png).

See also: Guangzhou Evergrande


Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN as host)

[Sanfrecce Hiroshima]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 December 2015

Sanfrecce Hiroshima participated in 2012 as hosting team the flag used them was this which is actually the official club’s flag. The same flag is used in 2015.

It is remarkable that FIFA once again uses the teams flag in the TV “ribbons” (signals of score, line-ups, and other statistics), and at least for most of the teams, FIFA uses the official flags.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 18 December 2015

There is an official FIFA website for this tournament and look for their picture gallery and video gallery and on Youtube to look for more images.
Esteban Rivera, 19 December 2015