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Clubs That Release Their Players For 2026 And 2030 World Cups To Share $355 million




Football clubs that release their players for the 2026 and 2030 FIFA World Cups will earn more money than in previous editions of the tournament.

The world football governing body, FIFA, has announced that in the forthcoming 2026 and 2030 World Cups, clubs that release players for the tournament would share a whopping $355 million for each of the two editions.

Naija News recalls that during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar which took place between November and December, all the clubs that had players in the tournament shared $209 million. This means that the allowance has been increased by about $146 million.

FIFA arrived at this conclusion after entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding with the European Clubs’ Association. The agreement is expected to expire after the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

The agreement was announced in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, during the ECA general assembly, in the presence of Fifa president Gianni Infantino and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

Infantino said: “This is a significant day for the future of football and its long-term stability. We are very happy to renew and strengthen our cooperation agreement with ECA, an important stakeholder representing clubs from all over Europe.

“To have the new international match calendar endorsed by ECA provides the necessary balance between club and national team football. We have exciting projects ahead, including the new Fifa Club World Cup in 2025 and the new Fifa Women’s Club World Cup.

“A close collaboration with clubs in Europe, and the rest of the world, will be essential for the success of those events.”

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Note that the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will host the next men’s World Cup in June and July 2026.