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‘Forget about it’: Ancelotti says Real Madrid won’t play in Club World Cup


REAL Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that the club Real Madrid will not take part in the expanded 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

The Spanish giants won a record-extending 15th UEFA Champions League title this month, automatically earning a spot at the global tournament scheduled for next year in the United States of America.

However, Ancelotti insists that Real Madrid are not interested in participating in the competition, which has been expanded to 32 clubs from across the world.

“FIFA can forget about it,” the Italian coach told Il Giornale today.

“The club and the footballers won’t participate in that tournament. One Real Madrid game is worth 20m, and FIFA wants to give us that sum for the entire tournament.

“No way. Like us, other clubs will refuse the invitation.”

Ancelotti has become the most successful UEFA Champions League coach, winning the trophy five times, three times with Madrid and twice with AC Milan.



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