FIFA Confirm £400,000 World Cup Windfall
Tuesday, 4th Dec 2018 13:24
FIFA have confirmed that Town will receive just over £400,000 via their World Cup Clubs Benefits Programme for keeper Bartosz Bialkowski and left-back Jonas Knudsen’s spells in Russia with Poland and Denmark.
As reported in July, FIFA pays clubs $8,530 a day for every player released for the tournament regardless of whether they actually take to the field, starting from May 31st and running until a day after their teams are knocked out.
Bialkowski’s Poland exited at the group stage following their only victory, their 1-0 win against Japan on June 28th, while Denmark went out 3-2 on penalties to eventual losing finalists Croatia following a 1-1 draw in the last 16 on July 1st.
The Blues keeper was an unused sub throughout for Poland as had been expected going into the tournament, while the left-back’s only game was the Croatia match. FIFA have confirmed that the Blues will receive $534,870 (£417,506.39 at current exchange rate).
The total sum received by clubs - 416 from 63 national associations - from the scheme will be $209 million (£160.16 million) with the pay-outs designed to compensate for the injury risks players - and therefore their clubs - face at the finals.
Manchester City will receive the highest sum, $5 million (£3.9 million), with Real Madrid second ($4.81 million, £3.75 million), then Tottenham Hotspur ($4.38 million, £3.41 million), Barcelona ($4.14 million, £3.2 million) and Paris St Germain ($3.89 million, £3.04 million).
In total, English clubs will receive $37.41 million (£29.12 million) between them, Spanish clubs $22.56 million (£17.6 million), German clubs $18.92 million (£14.77 million) and Italian clubs $17.45 million (£13.62 million).
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