Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has reportedly instructed the club’s lawyers to present an appeal to FIFA to block Juventus from the Club World Cup.

FIFA decided to revamp their Club World Cup ahead of next year, setting up a new 32-team tournament to be hosted every four years from the summer of 2025 onwards. The refreshed tournament also promises millions more in revenues to participating clubs.

As things stand currently, Inter have already booked their spot in the 2025 Club World Cup, leaving a single slot left for an Italian club. Juventus are currently set to take that, unless Napoli can progress to the Champions League final (or Lazio somehow win the competition).

As reported by Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli via TMW, De Laurentiis has tasked the Napoli lawyers to draw up an appeal to FIFA to try and block Juventus from qualifying for the Club World Cup.

The Partenopei president discussed his opposition to the Bianconeri’s qualification at the Business of Football Summit in London yesterday, explaining his unhappiness at the situation.

“I also think that Napoli should go anyway, precisely because if Juventus were punished by UEFA with the elimination from the European cups. […] They shouldn’t even be admitted to the Club World Cup.”

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