The 2015 FIFA Club World Cup logo was revealed by Kuniya Daini, President of JFA and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee at the headquarters of the Japan Football Association (JFA) in August and pays tribute to the host nation, Japan.
The logo uses the shape of the tournament’s trophy but have iconic symbols of Japan incorporated in the design.
Mount Fuji is the most noticeable feature of the logo. Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is shown rising from the base of the trophy to the heights of the ball crowning the trophy. The ball 6-panel ball is made up of shapes created in the traditional ‘shodo’ calligraphy and highlight the hospitality and solidarity of the host nation.
“With Japan hosting this important tournament for the seventh time, we are thrilled to see the new excitement and enthusiasm that this year’s FIFA Club World Cup will bring to the nation,” Daini told FIFA.com. “It is an honour to reveal the emblem that reflects the unique beauty of Japan and the spirit of hospitality, which are essential to the success of the event.”
The 12th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will be held from December 10-December 20. The annual tournament features the 6 continental confederations champions and the national champion of the host country. Auckland City of New Zealand (OFC Champions League winners), Club America of Mexico (CONCACAF Champions League winners), Barcelona of Spain (UEFA Champions League winners), River Plate of Argentina (Copa Libertadores winners) have all qualified. The final teams will be determined as the winners from this year’s AFC Champions League and CAF Champions League as well as a club from Japan’s J League.