FIFA announced on Tuesday that it would allocate $209million to clubs whose players have contributed to the success of the World Cup in Russia.
According to a statement posted on its website, FIFA announced that this money would be donated to 416 clubs from 63 member associations, which represents a significant increase of nearly 200% compared to the previous edition.
Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, while commenting on the payment, said, “the FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of football, generating passion and emotion from every player and every fan in every corner of the world. It is FIFA’s responsibility to redistribute the revenues of this unique competition among the entire football community, and clubs, obviously, deserve to share in this success as they were key contributors.
“I’m very pleased to see that teams from so many different regions will benefit from this programme, which will help to develop football even further around the globe,” Infantino said.
The top 10 clubs with the most quads in the World Cup receive the most benefits and are all European powerhouses.
The clubs are Manchester City FC, Real Madrid CF, Tottenham Hotspur FC, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Club Atlético de Madrid, Juventus FC and AS Monaco.
In Africa, Al Ahly received the largest share of the $6.32million on the continent.
Here is the distribution of shares for other African clubs:
Al Ahly $1,74 million
SC Zamalek $795, 937
Smouha Sporting Club $95, 512
Wadi Degla FC $76, 410
AC Horoya Conakry $254, 700
Ittihad Tanger $133,717
Racing de Casablanca $95’512
RSB Berkane $171, 922
Wydad Casablanca $57, 307
Enyimba FC $118, 860
Ifeanyi Ubah FC $118, 860
Diambars FC $84, 900
Chippa United FC $237, 720
Club Africain $679, 200
Club Sportif Sfaxien $254, 700
Espérance Tunis $764, 100
Etoile Sportive Sahel $636, 750
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