By 90Min
December 09, 2018

Leicester City are set to be awarded with a Christmas bonus of £1.7m from FIFA, after no fewer than ten of their players took part in the 2018 World Cup.

A proportion of the revenue generated at the 2018 World Cup will be allocated to clubs whose players took part in the competition. This acts as a part of FIFA's Club Benefit Programme, which aims to recognise the contribution that football clubs make in the successful staging of the FIFA World Cup.

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According to the Leicester Mercury, each club receives £6,300 for each player and each day they were away playing for their country - regardless of how may minutes they earned on the pitch in Russia.

As a result of this, Leicester are set to earn a respectable £1,710,680 as a result of their player's summer exploits.


The Foxes best performers were England duo Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy, who managed to reach the semi-final stage with the Three Lions before being knocked out in extra-time by Croatia.


Kasper Schmeichel, Shinji Okazaki and Portuguese duo Adrien Silva and Ricardo Pereira all exited the competition in the round of 16, whilst Nigerian trio Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndid and Ahmed Musa were eliminated in the group stages - alongside Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane.


The total amount FIFA will be paying to clubs across the world amounts to £163m, with European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus receiving some of the largest payouts.

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In the Premier League, Manchester City received a £3,906.635.92 cash injection, with Chelsea given £3,012,865 and Liverpool £2,030,808.

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