FIFA to pay $209 million to clubs for World Cup players

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FIFA announced on Thursday that it will distribute $209 million to clubs whose players participated in the World Cup finals in Qatar last year. 

This payment will be given to 440 clubs from 51 nations whose players were present at the tournament held in November and December, which was ultimately won by Argentina.

FIFA will provide a daily payment of $10,950 to each of the 837 footballers participating in the World Cup, regardless of their playing time. 

This amount will be distributed among the clubs that the players were registered with in the two years leading up to the tournament in Qatar. This represents an increase from the $8,530 that FIFA paid per player at the previous World Cup in Russia. 

The largest beneficiaries of this payment will be 46 English clubs, who will receive a combined total of $37,713,297. Clubs from Spain, Germany, Italy, and France will also receive significant amounts.

Manchester City will receive the highest payment among all clubs, with a total of $4,596,445. Barcelona will be paid $4,538,955, followed by Bayern Munich with $4,331,809. 

As per the agreement between FIFA and the European Club Association, a total of $355 million will be distributed to clubs for the 2026 and 2030 World Cup editions.

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