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Toyota Motor Corporation is the presenting sponsor of the FIFA Club World Cup
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The FIFA Club World Cup is a seasonal association football competition that was established in the year 2000. It begins at the beginnings of December and end around the middle of that same month. The FIFA Club World Cup is open to the confederation champions of FIFA member associations as well as the host nation's national league champions; clubs from Europe and South America enter the competition at the semifinal stage. The tournament is contested over a single-elimination format, with four stages in total. The reigning champions of the competition are Brazilian club Corinthians, after beating English side Chelsea 1–0 at the final. Corinthians were also the inaugural winners, after defeating compatriots Vasco da Gama 3-4 on penalties.

Since its inaugural edition, the tournament has had at least forty event sponsors. Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Toyota employes over 300,000 people worldwide,[1] and was the third largest automobile manufacturer in 2011 by production behind General Motors and Volkswagen AG.[2] Toyota is the eleventh largest company in the world by revenue. In July 2012 the company reported that it had manufactured its 200 millionth vehicle.[3] Because Toyota is an automaker and is the main sponsor of the tournament, Hyundai-Kia's status as FIFA partner is not active with respect to the Club World Cup. The five other FIFA partners – Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Sony, and Visa – retain full sponsorship rights, however.

The inaugural competition had six event sponsors: Fujifilm, a Japanese multinational photography and imaging company, Hyundai, a multinational chaebol headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, JVC, a Japanese international consumer and professional electronics corporation based in Yokohama, McDonald's, the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in San Bernardino, California, California, United States, Budweiser, a pale lager produced by Anheuser–Busch InBev in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and MasterCard, an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States.[4]

List of sponsors

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Since 2000, the FIFA Club World Cup has had forty different event sponsors, of which five of them are permanent along with Toyota: Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Sony, and Visa.

Adidas AG, also known as simply Adidas, is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufacturers sports clothing and accessories based in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It is the holding company for the adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company (including Ashworth), and Rockport. Besides sports footwear, Adidas also produces other products such as bags, shirts, watches, eyewear, and other sports- and clothing-related goods. Adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Germany and Europe and the second biggest sportswear manufacturer in the world.[5] Adidas was founded in 1948 by Adolf Dassler, following the split of Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik between him and his older brother Rudolf. Rudolf later established Puma, which was the early rival of Adidas. Registered in 1949, Adidas is currently based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, along with Puma.

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.[6] The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia.[7] The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Candler who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage, Coca-Cola currently offers more than 500 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves over 1.7 billion servings each day.[8] The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory. The Coca-Cola Company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments. Its stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA, S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Its current chairman and chief executive is Muhtar Kent.

Emirates is an airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,500 flights per week,[9][10] from its hub at Terminal 3, to 122 cities in 74 countries across six continents.[11] The company also operates four of the world's ten longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston.[12][13][14] Emirates is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 50,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.[15] Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.[16]

Sony Corporation, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[17] It ranked 87th on the 2012 list of Fortune Global 500.[18][19] Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets.[20]

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered on 595 Market Street, Financial District in San Francisco, California, United States, although much of the company's staff is based in Foster City, California. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards.[21] Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2008, according to The Nilson Report, Visa held a 38.3% market share of the credit card marketplace and 60.7% of the debit card marketplace in the United States.[22] In 2009, Visa’s global network (known as VisaNet) processed 62 billion transactions with a total volume of $4.4 trillion.[23][24]

List of FIFA Club World Cup event sponsors
Edition Sponsors
2000 Japan Fujifilm South Korea Hyundai Japan JVC United States McDonald's United States Budweiser United States MasterCard
2005 Japan JTB Japan Nikon Japan Pia United States Microsoft
[note 1]
Japan Pioneer India Roots Japan Credit Saison Japan Teijin Japan Toshiba
2006 Japan JTB
[note 2]
Japan Pia Japan Yomiuri Shimbun United States Microsoft
[note 3]
India Roots Japan Credit Saison Japan Teijin Japan Makita Japan ECC
2007 Japan Pia Japan Yomiuri Shimbun Japan Makita Japan Nikken Sogyo Japan Komatsu
2008 Japan Pia Japan Yomiuri Shimbun Japan Makita Japan Komatsu
2009 United Arab Emirates ADM United Arab Emirates ADTA United Arab Emirates Etisalat United Arab Emirates Mubadala
2010 Egypt Flash Airlines United Arab Emirates Marina Mall
2011 Japan JTB
[note 4]
Japan Yomiuri Shimbun Japan Chūbu Kokusai Kūkō Japan Lawson
2012 Japan Aderans United States Coca-Cola
[note 5]
Japan JTB
[note 6]
Japan Lawson Japan Komatsu Japan Makita Japan Rigaos

References

Notes
  1. Xbox 360 was the brand advertised.
  2. JAPANiCAN was the brand advertised.
  3. Xbox 360 was the brand advertised.
  4. JAPANiCAN was the brand advertised.
  5. Coca-Cola Zero was the brand advertised.
  6. JAPANiCAN was the brand advertised.
Other References
  1. Toyota In The World 2010 (PDF). Retrieved on September 11, 2010.
  2. World motor vehicle production OICA correspondants survey without double counts world ranking of manufacturers year 2011.
  3. Malcolm Flynn (July 25, 2012). Toyota Announces Its 200 Millionth Vehicle After 77 Years Of Production | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications. Themotorreport.com.au. Retrieved on September 9, 2012.
  4. 2010 Form 10-K, MasterCard Incorporated. United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
  5. "Adidas, Deutsche Telekom, Infineon: German Equity Preview". Bloomberg L.P.. 16 January 2008. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=ah3ZhaeNWMdM&refer=germany. Retrieved 26 January 2008. 
  6. Coca-Cola Products: New Coca-Cola Products, Brands of Beverages & More. Thecoca-colacompany.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-29.
  7. Who Invented Coca Cola?. Whoinventedit.net. Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
  8. Coca-Cola FAQs – General. Thecoca-colacompany.com (2004-08-18). Retrieved on 2012-07-29.
  9. "Emirates to hire 700 pilots over next 18 months". Gulf News. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-to-hire-700-pilots-over-next-18-months-1.636488. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  10. Airfleets: Emirates. Airfleets.com. Retrieved on 1 July 2011.
  11. Emirates destinations.
  12. [1][dead link]
  13. Advanced Digital Technology www.adtworld.com. Emirates' longest flight makes inaugural touchdown in LA. Gulfnews. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  14. Emirates Launches San Francisco Service With World's Longest Green Flight Trial (press release). ABTN. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.[dead link]
  15. GulfNews.comEmirates and Dnata now under ICD
  16. Emirates SkyCargo. The Emirates Group. Retrieved on 26 August 2009.
  17. "Access & Map." Sony Global. Retrieved 6 December 2011. "1–7–1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan" – MapAddress in Japanese: "〒108-0075 東京都港区港南1–7–1"
  18. Consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2012, Sony Corporation (PDF).
  19. "Fortune Global 500 2012: The World's Biggest Companies". CNN. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6640.html. 
  20. Sony Corporate History (Japanese). Sony.co.jp. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  21. Visa. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
  22. The Nilson Report December 2009.
  23. Q1 FY2010 Quarterly Earnings, February 3, 2010.
  24. Visa Opens New Data Center in the U.S., Nov. 16, 2009.

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