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Real Madrid and Ancelotti act fast to correct Club World Cup blunder

Recent reports suggesting that Real Madrid would reject participation in the expanded FIFA Club World Cup have been clarified by both the club and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian specialist, who celebrates his 65th birthday today, addressed the confusion, explaining that his comments were misinterpreted.

“In my interview with Il Giornale, my words about the FIFA Club World Cup have not been interpreted in the way I intended,” Ancelotti stated. “Nothing could be further from my interest than rejecting the possibility of playing a tournament that I think can be a great opportunity to continue fighting for great titles with Real Madrid.”

Real Madrid also confirmed their commitment to the competition. “It was never in doubt, we will be part of the World Cup and we’re proud to compete to win the trophy for our fans,” the club announced.

The club posted a message on their official website stating, “Real Madrid C. F. would like to announce that at no time has there been any question regarding our participation in the new Club World Cup to be organised by FIFA in the coming 2024/2025 season. Our club will therefore take part, as planned, in this official competition and we are proud and excited to be involved in it and we will once again inspire our millions of fans all over the world with another trophy.”