MANCHESTER CITY will benefit most from their players’ World Cup performances of any Premier League club.
Fifa has a payment system called the Club Benefits Program which means clubs earn £8,100 for every day one of their players has played in the tournament.
It also takes into account the one-week preparation period before the start of the Qatar games.
Man City had 17 players going to the World Cup and are set to be rewarded with £4.5million.
Argentina striker Julian Alvarez is responsible for most of that, having reached the final – where each club is paid around £297,000 for every player involved.
The cash totals gradually decrease the earlier a player is eliminated from the competition – approximately £257,000 for the semi-finals, £225,000 for the quarter-finals, £177,000 for the round of 16 and £144,000 for the group stage.
Payments are made regardless of whether players actually represented their country in the tournament.
So the £297,000 Alvarez is expected to earn would still have been there if Argentina had reached the final without playing a single minute.
As it turned out, he has scored four goals and continues to fight for the Golden Boot – going into the clash with France, one behind Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
Other City players in the tournament include Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ederson, Phil Foden, Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva.
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Rival Premier League clubs will also make big bucks from their players at the World Cup.
Ahead of France’s win over Morocco, Times figures showed Man Utd are set to make £2.92m from the 13 players they had at the tournament.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to earn £2.47million from their 12 contestants.
France captain Hugo Lloris is one of 11 Tottenham players to have played in Qatar, with Spurs netting £2.33m.
Next up are their north London rivals Arsenal, who will call up their title fight again with a £2.11million reward for the 10 of their players who went to the World Cup.
And the last club out of the recognized ‘top six’ is Liverpool, who are set to earn £1.55m from their seven players who have gone to the Middle East.
The Premier League clubs with the lowest earnings from this scheme are Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
These three teams will earn just £291,000 as only two players have each been involved in the World Cup – and none of them make it past the group stage.
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