Manchester City is to receive the highest pay in bonus from FIFA for releasing players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to a report published on Thursday, Man City is to receive $4,596,445 thanks to FIFA’s Club Benefits Programme.
Barcelona will receive the second-highest amount of $4,538,955, followed by Bayern Munich with $4,331,809.
The highest-earning club outside of Europe was Qatar’s Al Sadd SC, which received $2,817,911.
“In this respect, the FIFA Club Benefits Programme recognises the contribution that clubs make to the success of the FIFA World Cup,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in the report’s foreword.
FIFA will pay a total of $209 million to clubs that had players participating in the 2022 World Cup.
The world’s football governing body is planning to increase the amount redistributed to clubs to $355 million for the 2026 and 2030 tournaments.