FIFA increase World Cup payments


Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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FIFA will treble payments to clubs for the next two World Cups, it has been announced.

Clubs will share a pot of 209million US dollars (£141.6million) for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

The pot was 70million dollars for Brazil and only 40million in South Africa in 2010.

The European Clubs’ Association – which had been demanding compensation for moving the 2022 World Cup to the winter – has welcomed the announcement.

ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the clubs will also have a say on the changes to the international calendar to accommodate the 2022 World Cup.

Rummenigge said: “In serious and fair negotiations, the ECA has agreed with FIFA on a transparent economic and organisational cooperation until 2022.

“For the first time, the European clubs will have a direct say on the international match calendar, which was very important to me personally. As a result, the ECA will be actively involved and contribute constructively to the design of the calendar, especially for 2022.

“Moreover, the World Cup club benefits will triple from 70million US dollars (£47.3million) to 209million US dollars (£141.3million) for the World Cups in 2018 and 2022.

“These payments will benefit clubs from around the world who release World Cup players to their respective national associations. From an ECA perspective, this agreement is a great achievement. It marks another milestone for club football as a whole!”

Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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