11 June 2024 - 4:30 AM

Tuesday briefing: Real Madrid insist they will play at Club World Cup despite Ancelotti comments

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Real Madrid have insisted they will honour their commitment to play in FIFA’s expanded Club World Cup next summer despite comments from manager Carlo Ancelotti claiming they would “refuse the invitation”.

In an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Ancelotti claimed Madrid and other clubs would not participate in the 32-team tournament. “One single Real Madrid game is worth €20 million, and FIFA want to give us that amount for the entire competition. Negative,” he said.

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