FIFA set to pay Leeds United six figures for sending their players out on World Cup 2022 duty
FIFA will reportedly be paying Leeds United at least £484,000 as three of their players will be in Qatar playing in the World Cup.
According to the Mirror on 14 November, FIFA will be compensating clubs on a per day basis which amounts to the aforementioned amount during the group stages.
However, based on progress in the competition, clubs will be due for more money which could see the figure rising closer to £1million if the Leeds players go on to have a good tournament.
The least FIFA can do is compensate clubs for having their players featuring in such a high pressure and high stakes competition in the middle of the season.
They’re guaranteed to give their all for their countries and they could return with injuries that could cost their sides dearly.
Ideally, the World Cups are held in the summer after the domestic seasons so most players are in perfect condition and they’ve had a little break as well.
This time, it’s been extremely unfair on the players, managers and clubs and we’re hoping that it never happens again.
FIFA may say that they’re paying the clubs a decent amount, but that cannot be equated with the importance of having their players fit for the rest of the season.
Hopefully, this kind of a shambles does not happen again as we all know the shady work behind the scenes in order to make this a winter World Cup.