Real Madrid came out to deny that it will not participate in the 2025 Club World Cup

Real Madrid came out to deny that it will not participate in the 2025 Club World Cup

“Real Madrid CF announces that at no time has its participation in the new Club World Cup to be organized by FIFA in the next 2024/2025 season been questioned”the entity said in a statement.

Likewise, he added: “Therefore, our club will compete, as planned, in this official competition that we face with pride and with the utmost enthusiasm to make our millions of fans around the world dream again with a new title.”

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Earlier, Ancelotti had pointed out that the real Madrid I would decline the invitation of the FIFA to participate in the Club World Cup 2025 because the governing body underestimated the compensation that the team that became champion of the 15 times should receive Champions League.

The renewed international tournament of the FIFAwith 32 teams, will be held in USA at the end of next season and among the guests are the 12 best-ranked clubs in Europe.

Ancelottithe most successful football coach in Europewon three times Club World Cup and five the Champions League.

“FIFA can forget. Footballers and clubs will not participate in that tournament”said Ancelotti to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale in an interview published on Monday coinciding with his 65th birthday, as reported Reuters.

Meanwhile, he added: “A single Madrid match is worth 20 million and FIFA wants to give us that figure for the entire tournament. Negative. Like us, several clubs will reject the invitation.”

Ancelottiwhich led to real Madrid to the double of Champions League and The league Last season, he said there had been a lot of pressure on the coaches lately, but that he had managed to maintain his passion for his job.

“I don’t see anything new, this has always been our job, but the case of (former Liverpool German coach Jürgen) Klopp is significant. The constant pressure, the burden of responsibility becomes too much, the obsession takes over. It also happened to Arrigo Sacchi,” he said.

Furthermore, he noted: “I continue to live the passion, the match, the game, my work. I overcame difficult moments, after the experience at Everton I had left the spotlight, they said I was old, like in Naples.”

With the three European club competitions expanded to 36 teams from next season, the Club World Cup was criticized for saturating the football calendar.

In May, the FIFA said it would not consider rescheduling its 32-team Club World Cup after the global players’ union FIFPRO and the World League Association (WLA) threatened legal action if they did not review their plans.

Source: Ambito

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