Wednesday, July 20, 2011

UAE Stamps : 2009 FIFA Club World Cup

Emirates Post has issued special stamps to mark the hosting of the FIFA Club World Cup played recently in Abu Dhabi. The special commemorative stamps, issued in denominations of AED 1 and AED 5.

The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup was a football tournament played from 9 December to 19 December 2009. It was the sixth FIFA Club World Cup and was played in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Australia, Japan and Portugal also placed bids to host the tournament, but Portugal later withdrew from the process.
The final was played on 19 December 2009 and was won by European champions Barcelona, who came from behind to defeat the South American entrants, Estudiantes, 2–1 after extra time. Mauro Boselli put Estudiantes ahead in the 37th minute, but Pedro equalised with one minute left in normal time before Lionel Messi scored the winning goal five minutes into the second half of extra time. This made Barcelona the first Spanish side to win the FIFA Club World Cup, and it also meant that they had won a total of six competitions in the 2009 calendar year, beating Liverpool's record five trophies won in 2001.

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