Ancelotti Announces Madrid's Withdrawal From 2025 Club World Cup

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Real Madrid's manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has announced that his team will decline the invitation to compete in the FIFA World Club Cup because they are not happy with the prize money for the competition.

FIFA said in December 2023 that the tournament would now have 32 teams participating.

FIFA stated in December 2023 that the pattern of the tournament would be altered to accommodate 32 teams.

After the 2024–2025 season ends, the first edition will take place in the United States for four weeks in the summer of 2025.

FIFA's plan to extend the Club World Cup has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks, mostly because of concerns about the wellbeing of the players.

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) of England forewarned FIFA in May that players might go on strike in an effort to reduce the amount of games they participate in.

According to newsmen, PFA CEO Maheta Molango threatened to sue FIFA if the organisation didn't reverse course on its intentions to extend the Club World Cup.

Among the teams that have made it to the Club World Cup are Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Inter Milan, Al Ahly, Mamelodi Sundowns, Borussia Dortmund, Flamengo, and Seattle Sounders.

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