Fifa Club World Cup 2011

December 18th 2011

Barcelona vs Santos

Match Worn Boots

Santos F.C.

Fifa Club World Cup 2011

The 2011 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 presented by Toyota for sponsorship reasons) was a football tournament that was played from 8 to 18 December 2011. It was the eighth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations as well as the host nation’s league champions. After the United Arab Emirates hosted the tournament in 2009 and 2010, hosting rights for the 2011 edition returned to Japan. During a visit to Japan on 23 May 2011, FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed that Japan would remain as hosts of the tournament despite the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Internazionale were the defending champions, but could not defend their title after being eliminated in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The tournament was won by Spanish club Barcelona, who defeated Brazilian club Santos 4–0 in the final.

Did you Know?

These boots were worn by Neymar during the Fifa Club World Cup “Japan 2011” between Santos and Barcelona. On 14 December 2011, Neymar scored the opening goal for Santos as they defeated Kashiwa Reysol 3–1 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Japan, but failed to score against Barcelona in the final on 18 December 2011, where Santos were defeated 4–0, finishing as runners-up in the competition. These boots were only worn by Neymar during this competition and they were released in a limited quantity of two pairs only by Nike (one firm ground style and one mixed studs style). Neymar opted to play with a mixed-sole Superfly III in Volt/Retro especially customized for him. His boots contain both the Brazilian and Japanese flags on the instep, with the player’s signature customizations in Japanese Kanji embroidered onto the sides of the boot.