Leicester City are set for a multi-million pound windfall from Fifa for their stars’ performances at the World Cup. City had 10 players out in Russia, representing six different countries, and are due to land around $2.22million (£1.7m). Fifa’s club benefits programme compensates teams for releasing their players to compete at the World Cup, with Leicester landing a share of the total $209m fund. City’s pay-out puts them seventh in the list of English clubs, behind Man City (£3.9m), who earned the most of any club in the world ahead of Real Madrid (£3.8m), Chelsea (£3.5m), Tottenham (£3.4m), Manchester United (£3.0m), Liverpool (£2.1m) and Arsenal (£2.0m). English clubs took home nearly 20 per cent of the entire prize pool. Clubs earn around $8,530 a day for each player at the competition, starting two weeks before the start of the tournament and running until their country’s final game, regardless of whether the individual gets on the pitch or remains on the bench throughout. Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire were unable to bring football home for England but the City duo went the furthest in the competition as they reached the Three Lions’ first semi-final in 28 years. Kasper Schmeichel reached the… Read full this story
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