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Real Madrid's coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has announced that the club, reigning Champions League holders, will not take part in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

In an interview with Il Giornale, Ancelotti expressed concerns about the new tournament structure.

"FIFA seems to forget that players and clubs have limits.

A single match for Real Madrid is worth 20 million, but FIFA wants to offer us that amount for the entire tournament.

We will not agree to this. Other clubs feel the same and will decline the invitation," Ancelotti stated.

FIFA plans to revamp the Club World Cup by expanding it to 32 teams and scheduling it for summer 2025.

The specifics regarding television rights and prize money are still being discussed.

Real Madrid has confirmed it will participate in the 2024 edition, which will follow the traditional format involving champions from each continent.

The competition lineup includes Pachuca (CONCACAF), Al-Ain (AFC), Al-Ahly (CAF), Auckland City (OFC), and the winner of the 2024 Copa Libertadores.

 

Source: managingmadrid

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