Juventus Punch Their Ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup

Even though Juventus didn’t play in the Champions League this season due to the penalization resulting from the ‘fake plusvalenze’ trial, they managed to qualify for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup. The ranking is mostly based on the performances in the top continental competition over the last five years, Goal informs.

The Bianconeri had a sizeable lead, and Napoli came just short of closing it. They needed one more victory to leapfrog the Old Lady. However, they were eliminated by Barcelona in the Round of 16. Milan had a shot but bowed out in the group stage. Lazio had to reach the final to make it.

Inter and Juventus will be the two Italian representatives in the FIFA Club World Cup next year. The governing body officialized it on Tuesday night. It remains to be seen whether the Partenopei will indeed appeal as suggested by team president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“I think Napoli should qualify anyway. If the Bianconeri have been excluded for the European cups, they shouldn’t be allowed to participate.”

Juventus and Inter will compete with Bayern Munich, PSG, Porto, Benfica, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Palmeiras, Fluminense, Flamengo, Al Ahly, Wydad, Al Hilal, Urawa Red Diamonds, Monterrey, Seattle Sounder, Club Leon, and Auckland City in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup in the United States. Going forward, it will take place every four years and have two Serie A sides.

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