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Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nasr were excluded from the 2025 Club World Cup after exiting the AFC Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nasr were excluded from the 2025 Club World Cup after exiting the AFC Champions League.

Hey Victory in, Cristiano RonaldoHe was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the tournament Champions From Asia to EyeFrom the United Arab Emirates on penalties. Thus, it is now certain that we will not see the Portuguese in the 2025 Club World Cup in the United States.

Al-Nasr's last chance to qualify for the inaugural World Cup finals in which 32 clubs will participate, which will be held between June 15 and July 13, is to win the AFC Champions League.

The continent has four places in the 2025 World Cup finals, which will go to Al Hilal (2021 champion), Urawa Red Diamonds (2022 champion), the Asian champion this year and the best team in the AFC classification based on the last four teams. Years.

Al-Nasr is no longer able to qualify for the world rankings, even if Al-Hilal wins the Champions League this year, which will open another place in the continental rankings.

How will things go and who is actually participating in the 2025 Club World Cup?

The 32 teams will be divided into groups of 4 teams. The first and second in each group qualify for the round of 16. The entire knockout stage will be played in one match.

In total, they will be:

  • 12 teams from Europe: Champions Champions League 2021 (Chelsea), 2022 (real madrid), 2023 (Manchester city) and 2024; 8 best according to UEFA classification for the last 4 years (Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, intermilan, port, Benfica that it Borussia Dortmund already guaranteed)

  • 6 teams from South America: Champions Conmebol Libertadores 2021 (Palm trees), 2022 (Flamingo), 2023 (Fluminense) and 2024; 2 Best in CONMEBOL rankings in the last 4 years*

  • 4 teams from Asia: champions 2022 (Al Hilal), 2023 (Urawa Red Diamonds), and 2024; The best according to the AFC classification in the last 4 years

  • 4 teams from Africa: Intercontinental Champion 2021 (Al-Ahly), 2022 (Al-Ahly), 2023 (Wydad Casablanca), 2024); Best according to CAF classification for the last 4 years

  • 4 North American teams: 2021 (Monterrey), 2022 (Seattle Sounders), 2023 (Lyon), and 2024 champions

  • 1 team from Oceania: Best Champions League winner based on last 4 years ranking (Auckland City)

  • 1 invited team from the United States

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*Without being Brazilian clubs, as there is a limit of two teams per country, unless they win the place via the continental title.