FIFA Reveals Clubs Will Be Compensated $2,800 Per Day, Per Player During 2014 World Cup
In compensation for its players being away on int'l duty, football clubs will be compensated €2,180 ($2,843) per day and per player during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to PORTAL 2014. The news was confirmed by FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke on Tuesday. The number "is almost twice" the €1,224 ($1,596) per day that was awarded to clubs during the 2010 South Africa World Cup. Valcke explained that the compensation "will begin two weeks before the opening match of the World Cup and will end on the last day of the competition." During the 2010 World Cup, FIFA paid out $40M to clubs (PORTAL 2014, 1/8).