Why has Ancelotti said Real Madrid will not go to the next Club World Cup?

Carlo Ancelotti He is the latest member of the football community to express his doubts about… The Club World Cup in a new way that Scheduled to be held next summer in the United States. FIFA expanded the tournament to include 32 teams In a move criticized by many professionals who said that the match schedule was already saturated. Some have pointed out that the large number of matches is harmful to the health of players, as many clubs suffer from widespread injury problems even in the current situation with fewer matches.

The new Club World Cup: more matches, more time, less money

the The 2025 FIFA Club World Cup will include a group stage Instead of the traditional knockout round where the top two teams in each of the eight groups advance to the round of 16. The tournament will last approximately a month from start to finish although the top seeded teams will enter after the preliminary rounds. It will take place from June 15 to July 13 – While players in major European league clubs are usually on vacation, if they do not participate in other international tournaments such as the Euro, World Cup, etc. Observers believe that it adds more matches to the already crowded calendar, which further complicates the clubs' scheduling, plans and arrangements to ensure that players get enough rest.

Moreover, as Ancelotti explains in an interview with an Italian daily, El JournalHe is Economic aspectwho says It wouldn't make it worthwhile for clubs like Real Madrid. He made his position on the new Club World Cup clear: “FIFA can forget about it. Footballers and clubs will not participate in that tournament. One match in Madrid is worth 20 million euros and FIFA wants to give us this number for the entire tournament: negative. Like us, many clubs will decline the invitation.”

The recently crowned European champions are One of 12 members of UEFA To qualify for the next edition of the tournament, which includes Winners of the last four editions of the Champions League. There are only four vacant positions left to be filled.

Who qualifies for the 2025 Club World Cup?

  • 2020-21 Champions League Winner: Chelsea
  • 2021-22 Champions League Winner: real madrid
  • 2022-23 Champions League Winner: Manchester city
  • First team according to UEFA classification: Bayern Munich
  • Second team according to UEFA classification: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Third team according to UEFA classification: Borussia Dortmund
  • Fourth team according to UEFA classification: intermilan
  • Fifth team according to UEFA classification: Porto
  • The sixth team according to UEFA classification: Atletico Madrid
  • Seventh team according to UEFA classification: Benfica
  • The eighth team according to UEFA classification: Juventus
  • The ninth team according to the UEFA classification: RB Salzburg
  • CAF Champions League Champion 2020-21 and 2022-23: Al-Ahly
  • CAF Champions League Champion 2021-22: Wydad Casablanca
  • First team according to CAF classification: Esperance Sports Club of Tunisia
  • Second place according to CAF classification: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Copa Libertadores Champion 2021: Palmeiras
  • Copa Libertadores Champion 2022: Flamingo
  • Copa Libertadores Champion 2023: Fluminense
  • Copa Libertadores Champion 2024: To be determined later
  • First team according to CONMEBOL classification: River Plate
  • The second team according to CONMEBOL ranking: To be determined later
  • AFC Champions League 2021 Champion: Crescent moon
  • AFC Champions League 2022: Urawa Red Diamonds
  • AFC Champions League 2023-24: Eye
  • First place according to the AFC classification: Ulsan Hyundai
  • 2021 CONCACAF Champions League: Monterey
  • 2022 CONCACAF Champions League: Seattle Sounders
  • 2023 CONCACAF Champions League: Lyon Club
  • 2024 CONCACAF Champions League: To be determined later
  • OFC Champions League champion with the best ranking in OFC: Auckland City
  • Host country team: To be determined later

Ancelotti is 65 years old

And elsewhere in his interview el journal, Carlo offered his thoughts on a range of other topics, including getting older, as he celebrates his 65th birthday today. “I've warned my kids: I'm not old, I don't feel those years“, said the five-time Champions League winner. The Italian is also eyeing the Euros this summer.

Beautiful moment: “I still live the passion, the match, the game, and my work. I overcame the difficult moments. After the experience at Everton, I left the spotlight. They said I was old, as is the case in Naples.”

real madrid: “It's special. Milan is in my heart: I played, I was a coach, it's a big part of my career. Madrid is Madrid, what's better? History is respected here, all the footballers of the past have their photos in the Sports City.

Modric and Kroos“Luca is a unique example of quality and professionalism. Unfortunately, Kroos has decided to stop playing. He is very German in how he makes his decisions, but he will continue to live in Madrid. I told him that if he changes his position in the fall, we will start again with a call.”

Euro 2024: “Germany, playing at home, has an interesting team. Italy lacked a generational replacement after the 2021 win, and I don’t know what possibilities we have.”


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