Barcelona have secured a slight economic boost after 14 out of their 17 players have entered the knockouts of the Qatar World Cup with their respective teams. As per Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan Club has already secured around 3M Euros in terms of compensation from FIFA.
The compensation that FIFA provides to the clubs for sending their players can reach a maximum amount of up to 350,000 Euros per player. In particular, any player who reaches the quarterfinals will secure 265,000 Euros for his club, while the semifinalists will add 304,000 Euros to the coffers of their institution. If they reach the finals, the amount reaches up to 350,000 Euros per player.
14 Barcelona players have reached the Round of 16 of the prestigious competition. These include 8 players in the contingent for Spain, who have secured 2nd spot in their group.
France also head into the eliminators with 2 Barcelona players – Ousmane Dembele and the new summer arrival, Jules Kounde. Netherlands also like the defending champions progressed for the knockouts, having 2 players from the Catalan giants. Brazil and Poland also, with 1 player each from Barcelona going in the next round.
This means a total income of 2,926,000 Euros has been assured for the Garnet and the Blue in terms of compensation from FIFA.
The three Barcelona players who are out of the World Cup are Andreas Christensen, Ronald Araujo, and Ter Stegen. Denmark had a rather disappointing campaign however, Christensen scored a goal for the Danes. Ter Stegen’s campaign also came to an end as Germany failed to qualify for the round of 16. However, the German goalkeeper and Uruguayan didn’t play for a single minute throughout the entire campaign for their respective teams.