Ancelotti: Real Madrid will not participate in the 2025 Club World Cup

Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, confirmed that the Spanish club will not participate in the 2025 Club World Cup due to its weak financial revenues.

Real Madrid is supposed to be one of 12 European clubs that will participate in the tournament scheduled to be held in the United States of America in the summer of 2025, with the participation of 32 clubs.

Ancelotti said in press statements about Real Madrid’s position on participating in the competition, “One match for Real Madrid is worth 20 million euros, and they want to give us this amount for the entire tournament.”

He also added, “Real Madrid, like many other clubs, will reject the invitation to participate in this tournament. FIFA seems to forget that clubs and players will not really participate in this competition.”

Ancelotti’s statements come a few days after what was reported by the “Relivo” network that Real Madrid believes that the date of the competition is unreasonable and seriously threatens the safety of the players.

The 2025 Club World Cup is supposed to be held in June after the end of the sporting season, with the competition continuing for a month, which practically means that there will be no rest for the players before the start of the new season in August.

It is worth noting that La Liga and the English Premier League decided earlier that their clubs would not participate in the competition because of their threat to the safety of players, and the matter even reached the point of announcing a lawsuit against FIFA.