In 2012, Corinthians brought the FIFA Club World Cup back to South America for the first time in six years, defeating favourites Chelsea in the final. O Timão’s triumph ended a five-year run of European dominance and recalled the early days of the tournament when Brazilian sides prevailed in the first three editions – Corinthians having been the inaugural winners in 2000.
To date, they remain the last team from outside of Europe to claim the global crown. Emerson Sheik and then-manager Tite – the man who led Brazil at Russia 2018 – explain the significance of the Brazilian giants’ success in Yokohoma.
The above footage is part of FIFA’s archive of videos highlighting significant stories in FIFA Club World Cup history