Clubs To Earn More Money From Players’ World Cup Appearance

FIFA  has increased the monies to be paid to clubs whose players appear at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The clubs will be paid around $8,530 per player daily, though it could be subjected to taxes and deductions. The clubs have been notified of the development via a letter signed by Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s Secretary General.  The procedure indicated that the payment will begin on June I, two weeks before the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, but stops the day after the elimination of the player’s national team.

However, clubs will receive same amount on players registered with them two years before their exiting the tournament.

The system will cost FIFA around $209 million, triple of $70 million paid to the clubs at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The big increase was signed in 2015, as part of extension of a collaboration agreement between FIFA and the European Club Association, ECA.

 Ashaolu Oluwafemi

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