Real Madrid Confirms Participation in Expanded FIFA Club World Cup, Clarifying Ancelotti's Remarks

Real Madrid officially confirms its participation in the upcoming expanded FIFA Club World Cup, despite earlier comments by coach Carlo Ancelotti suggesting otherwise.

Real Madrid has officially confirmed its participation in the expanded 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, putting to rest any doubts raised by earlier comments from coach Carlo Ancelotti.

In a statement released on Monday, the club clarified that they never considered not participating in the tournament. "Real Madrid has never questioned its participation in the new Club World Cup to be organized by FIFA," the statement read.

Ancelotti, who had previously expressed concerns about the expanded format and fixture congestion, also clarified his stance on social media. He stated that his comments in a recent interview had been misinterpreted and emphasized the club's eagerness to compete for major titles.

"The possibility of playing in such a tournament is an opportunity to continue fighting for major trophies with Real Madrid," Ancelotti said.

The 2025 FIFA Club World Cup is set to feature an expanded format with 32 teams, making it a more significant event on the football calendar. Real Madrid, as the reigning Champions League winners, will be one of the favorites to lift the trophy.



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