Barcelona are set for a marginal financial boost from FIFA, who are set to provide a sum of around €3.88 million to the Catalan giants, as part of its Benefits Program for Clubs during the FIFA World Cup, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Barça had indeed set out 17 players to the World Cup, eight of which belonged to the Spanish national team. Although they currently have only two players remaining in the competition, the club are set to reap the rewards of all the players, who participated in the tournament.
The figure of €3.88 million will be dished out to Barcelona for the 17 players. But in addition, the club are set to earn more revenue from players that had been a part of the team at some point over the past two years. These have been described as special case scenarios.
Lionel Messi, for one, was a part of the Barcelona squad during the 2020/21 campaign. As such, the club will receive a total of around €3,256 for each day he spent in Qatar.
That means the sum offered each day can be multiplied by 36 days, the total duration of Messi’s participation in the World Cup, as Argentina have reached the final. 29 of the 36 days were reserved for the World Cup, six for the training phase and one for his departure.
Therefore, the total amount adds up to €117,216 which will be handed out to Barça. Similarly, the Blaugrana will receive €146,520 for Antoine Griezmann, who officially left the club in the summer.
Barcelona may also receive €117,216 for Martin Braithwaite, €119,658 for Sergino Dest, €65,934 for Luuk de Jong and €85,470 for Abde Ezzalzouli. They will also receive €43,956 for Dani Alves’ participation in the tournament.
The added revenue may help Barcelona prepare for the upcoming January transfer window, with the Catalans likely to prioritise a move for a new right-back.