PREMIER LEAGUE and European giants are reportedly set to earn millions from the Qatar World Cup as Fifa will pay a hefty amount.
Fifa will pay clubs £9,000 per player for each day they spend in the Middle East – including preparation time.
The World Cup will not last as long as usual, running for just 29 days, but Fifa is set to splash out a record amount.
A total of £157million was paid out to clubs in 2018 but that was at a rate of £6,440 per player per day.
Now Fifa has increased the amount to £9,012 according to the Daily Mail.
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to profit massively from Fifa’s Club Benefits Programme.
Chelsea alone could have 20 players heading to Qatar, earning the club around £180,240 per day, while United could have 18 players at the World Cup.
Manchester City and Tottenham could have 17 while Arsenal have 14 internationals.
City pocketed £3.78m at the 2018 World Cup and could benefit from the fact several of their players represent countries who are fancied to do well, including England, Spain and Argentina.
That is because clubs will be paid out for the entire period a player spends with his country – so players who reach the final could earn their club hundreds of thousands of pounds.
After the conclusion of the tournament Fifa will pay out what is owed to the respective FAs, who will then give the money to the clubs.
The scheme was set up for the 2010 World Cup but totalled just £36m on that occasion.
The total has since risen sharply and reached £157m in 2018 based on 736 players being away for a combined 24,500 days – City were the biggest earners ahead of Real Madrid [£3.6m] and Tottenham [£3.3m].
With 16 players in Brazil, City earned £236,099 per player, so United, Chelsea and the rest of the top six could expect to trump that figure – though it will depend on which countries reach the latter stages.
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