By Sean Fisher

11th Oct, 2022 | 9:48pm

Leeds United set to profit from £189m FIFA payout over World Cup

Leeds United are set to pocket a financial reward from FIFA after they announced payments for clubs with players in the World Cup, according to The Independent.

With the World Cup taking place in the winter this year, FIFA has taken action and decided to offer payments to clubs that will see their players participate in the Qatar tournament.

It was reported on Tuesday (11 October) that they have put aside £189million, with clubs receiving £9,000 daily per player still in the tournament

As a result, the number of players involved and how far they progress will impact the funding.

The payments are set to start when each country begins their World Cup preparations and will end for each player when they are knocked out of the tournament.

Plenty of internationals

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Leeds United will suddenly be very happy with the number of international players in their squad. FIFA’s payment is designed to award clubs as their players risk injury midway through a domestic season.

Jesse Marsch will obviously hope to have his full squad back and healthy from the competition when the Premier League returns on Boxing Day, but the Whites do boast a handful of stars heading to Qatar in November.

New signings Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams are expected to travel with the United States squad, while Mateusz Klich, Diego Llorente and Rasmus Kristensen are also expected to join up with their nations.

There will be plenty of others in the Leeds squad hoping to convince their national manager over October to call them up for their World Cup squads such as Patrick Bamford and Illan Meslier, but it’s likely that they’ll stay put in Yorkshire over the winter.

Either way, Leeds fans will have even better reason to cheer on Whites stars over the tournament – although Aaronson and Adams will still have to play the villains when the US play England.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been informed that Cody Gakpo is not interested in a move