Real Madrid Confirm Participation In FIFA Club World Cup

Contrary to comments made by manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid have confirmed their participation in next year's re-branded FIFA Club World Cup.

Jun 11, 2024 - 11:39
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Real Madrid Confirm Participation In FIFA Club World Cup

In comments reported by Italian newspaper Il Giornale on Monday, Ancelotti cited a lack of financial incentive as the reason for a potential boycott by Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have been quick in releasing a statement of their own surrounding the issue, reading: "Real Madrid C. F. informs that at no time has its participation in the new Club World Cup to be organised by FIFA in the next 2024-2025 season been questioned.

"Therefore, our club will play, as planned, this official competition that we face with pride and with the utmost enthusiasm to make our millions of fans around the world dream again of a new title."

Real Madrid will be one of 12 European clubs who will feature in the 32-team tournament due to be held in the USA in June and July 2025.

Los Blancos won their 15th Champions League title with victory over Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.

Manchester City are the current holders of the FIFA Club World Cup.