Club de Futbol América, better known as Club América or América, is a Mexican football club from Mexico City. The club was founded on October 12, 1916 and is one of the most popular football clubs in the country. Home stadium is the immense Aztec stadium. Club América's arch rival is Chivas de Guadalajara.
As the winner of the CONCACAF Champions League, Club América took part in the 2006 World Cup for clubs. In the quarter finals, AFC Champions League winner Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors was beaten 1-0 by a goal from Ricardo Rojas. Club América was eliminated in the semi-finals by FC Barcelona, which was clearly too strong 4-0. A few months earlier, in August 2006, both clubs had drawn 4-4 during an exhibition game in Mexico. Club América eventually took fourth place at the World Cup, after losing 1-2 to Egypt's Al-Ahly. Salvador Cabañas scored the only goal for the Mexicans in this match.