Real Madrid coach Ancelotti denies wanting to reject Club World Cup

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has denied reports he will not take part in the 2025 Club World Cup.

Ancelotti took to social media to deny the intent of his comments that Real would refuse to participate in the FIFA tournament.

He posted on social media: “In my interview with Il Giornale, my comments about the FIFA Club World Cup were not interpreted as I had intended.

“Nothing could be further from my interest than to reject the possibility of participating in a tournament that I consider an excellent opportunity to continue fighting for great titles with Real Madrid.”

The Giornale Ancelotti reported, saying: “FIFA can forget about this. Footballers and clubs will not participate in this tournament. A single Madrid match is worth 20 million and FIFA wants to give us this figure for the entire tournament: negative. Like us, several clubs will reject the invitation.