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The , also known as the in FIFAmarker events, is a sports venue in Yokohama, Japanmarker. The stadium was inaugurated in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J. League and it hosted the 1998 53rd National Sports Festival of Japan main stadium.

It has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan, with a total of 72,327 seats.

It hosted three first-round games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil was played there on 30 June 2002 (the game was won by Brazil, 2–0).

On 28 August 2009, Nissan Motors announced that they will not renew the contract for the naming rights of the stadium, which will be expiring by 28 February 2010.

Football Club World Cup

International Stadium Yokohama has been hosting the FIFA Club World Cup since 2003, first as European/South American Intercontinental Cup and later the Club World Cup.

The first edition held in Yokohama was the march between Real Madrid and Olimpia, where Real were crowned champions. In 2005, the old Intercontinental Cup was replaced to the new World Championship involving football teams, the FIFA Club World Cup, with more teams and matches.

The venue of two matches, including the final, from 2005 to the 2008 editions was the International Stadium Yokohama. According to FIFAmarker, the tournament may return to Japan and possibly to Yokohama for the 2011 edition.

International Matches

The stadium is famous for hosting several international FIFA matches. Here is a list of the most important international matches held in International Stadium Yokohama.

2001 FIFA Confederations Cup









2002 FIFA World Cup















Intercontinental Cup












2005 FIFA Club World Championship












2006 FIFA Club World Cup












2007 FIFA Club World Cup












2008 FIFA Club World Cup












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