MANCHESTER CITY will earn the most of any Premier League club from their players’ World Cup performances.
Fifa have a payment scheme called the Club Benefits Programme that means clubs earn £8,100 for each day one of their players has been in the tournament.
It also accounts for the week-long preparation period before the games got underway in Qatar.
Argentine forward Julian Alvarez is responsible for the largest percentage of that as he has reached the final – where each club receive around £297,000 for every player involved.
The sums of money gradually decrease the earlier a player exits the competition – roughly working out to £257,000 for the semis, £225,000 for the quarters, £177,000 for the last-16 and £144,000 for the group stage.
The payments are made regardless of whether the players actually made appearances for their country in the tournament.
So the £297,000 Alvarez is set to earn City would still have been there had Argentina reached the final without him playing a single minute.
Other City players at the tournament include Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ederson, Phil Foden, Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva.
Rival Premier League clubs will also earn big amounts from their players at the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to earn £2.47m from their 12 participants.
France captain Hugo Lloris is one of 11 Tottenham players that have been out in Qatar, with Spurs standing to rake in £2.33m.
Next comes their North London rivals Arsenal who will reconvene their title push with a £2.11m reward for the 10 of their players that went to the World Cup.
And the final club from the recognised “top six” is Liverpool who will earn £1.55m from their seven players that went to the Middle East.
The lowest-earning Premier League clubs from this benefits programme will be Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
Those three teams will make just £291,000 having had just two players each involved in the World Cup – with none of them making it past the group stage.
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