Any of Juventus, AC Milan, or Napoli could join Inter Milan at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United States in January.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, note that currently the Bianconeri are in position. But either the Rossoneri or the Partenopei could take their spot.
The criteria for inclusion is based on the ranking of team’s performances in the Champions League over the four seasons leading into the competition.
First of all, the four winners of Europe’s top club knockout competition will all automatically be in.
In other words, all of Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City have all definitely qualified.
And then, it will be down to the rest of the rankings of the teams who have not qualified by winning the Champions League.
Moreover, no more than two teams from any individual league can qualify for the competition, unless through winning the Champions League.
So for example, with Manchester City and Chelsea already in, the only way that a third English team could reach the competition would be if one of Arsenal, Newcastle United, or Manchester United were to win the Champions League outright this season.
Juventus, Milan Or Napoli Could Join Inter In Club World Cup
And in terms of Italian teams, Inter have already qualified.
The Nerazzurri’s win over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday makes sure of that.
This is far more than any other teams from Serie A.
After that, it will be down to three teams to book a place alongside Inter.
Those are Juventus, AC Milan, and Napoli.
The Bianconeri are currently ahead. But the problem for them is that they are not in this season’s Champions League.
Therefore, if either the Rossoneri or the Partenopei were to catch up, they would join Inter in the US in 2025.