World football governing body, FIFA is set to pay a total of $209 million bonus to clubs who had players participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The payment is part of FIFA’s Club Benefits Programme, as every club with a player at the World Cup will be compensated for each day the player was involved in the tournament in Qatar,
According to a report published on Thursday, Champions League winner Manchester City will receive the highest bonus at $4,596,445.
Barcelona will receive the second-highest amount of $4,538,955, followed by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich with $4,331,809.
Qatar’s Al Sadd is the highest-earning club outside of Europe, receiving $2,817,911.
Speaking in the foreword of the report, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said, “Together with the players and the fans, clubs play a crucial role in making the FIFA World Cup the pinnacle of our game.
“In this respect, the FIFA Club Benefits Programme recognises the contribution that clubs make to the success of the FIFA World Cup.”
However, FIFA plans to increase the amount redistributed to clubs to $355 million for the 2026 and 2030 tournaments.