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  Corinthians proved its worth as an elite club by winning the first FIFA Club World Championship. AP

Obstacles cleared

FIFA stages successful club championship

Originally considered by many as a dubious, money-driven nuisance, the FIFA Club World Championship now appears on its way to becoming a legitimate and prestigious prize. The championship run by Brazil's Corinthians and unexpected exploits of Mexico's Necaxa grabbed the attention of a skeptical media and showed the need for European clubs to shed some of their inherent arrogance, writes CNNSI.com's Gabriele Marcotti.

CNN text: Rincon says Corinthians played to tie


Corinthians tops Vasco for world club title
For the first time ever, a club can officially stake a claim to the title of "world's best," and that club is Brazil's Corinthians.
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Necaxa beats Real, takes third on penalties
The Mexican team, which won the penalty shootout 4-3, had been considered an underdog in this competition.
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Corinthians' Edilson wins Golden Ball award
A total of 28 players were named in the voting, five of them from the winning team, Corinthians, and seven from second-place Vasco da Gama.
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