Updated: Real Madrid Confirms Participation in FIFA World Cup Despite Carlo Ancelotti's Decision

Updated: Real Madrid Confirms Participation in FIFA World Cup Despite Carlo Ancelotti's Decision

  • Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, said the club will not take part in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup due to the financial decision of the Spanish giants
  • The club's manager noted that Real Madrid makes over €20 million per match, hence, it would be a wasted effort to participate in the World Cup for the same amount
  • However, in a new development, Real Madrid confirmed their participation in the Club World Cup next summer despite Carlo Ancelotti's decision
  • The FIFA Club’s World Cup will take place in the United States in June and July 2025, featuring 32 teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has declared that the Spanish giants will reject the invitation to participate in the upcoming FIFA World Club Cup, citing dissatisfaction with the competition’s prize money.

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Real Madrid rejects FIFA World Cup invitation
Real Madrid Real Madrid manager, FIFA cup trophy and FIFA Boss, Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino, the president of FIFA since February 2016. Photo credit: @realmadrid, @FIFAcom
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Details about FIFA World Club Cup

As reported by ABC News, the expanded competition is set to take place in the United States in June and July 2025, featuring 32 teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania.

A total of 29 of the 32 places have already been filled, with Madrid qualifying by winning the Champions League title in 2022 and 2024.

Ancelotti confirms Real Madrid will decline invitation

However, in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale on Monday, June 10, Ancelotti said Real Madrid, along with other unnamed clubs, was not planning to participate.

Buttressing his point, Ancelotti explained the club’s stance. He revealed the stark financial disparity between the tournament’s prize money and the revenue generated by a single Real Madrid match.

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Fabrizio Romano @FabrizioRomano, a top sports journalist, also confirmed the development in a post shared on his X page.

“Real Madrid will NOT go to the FIFA World Club, we will reject the invitation like other clubs”.
“Just one single Real Madrid match is worth €20m and they want to give us that money for the whole competition… no way. Negative,” Ancelotti told Il Giornale.

Madrid disagrees with Ancelotti

In a new development, Real Madrid released a statement and confirmed that they will play in the FIFA World Cup next summer despite Carlo Ancelotti's quotes on Monday morning.

Sky Sports News disclosed this in its latest publication shared on X.

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In another related piece, Legit.ng reported that Real Madrid announced the signing of 25-year-old striker, Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer.

Mbappe left after the French Champions, Paris Saint-Germain, at the end of the summer. Mbappe signed a five-year contract at the Bernabeu worth €15m (£12.8m) a year after tax.

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The French national team captain will receive a signing-on bonus of just over £85m from Real, who will pay the fee in instalments throughout his contract.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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