ZURICH - FIFA will pay $209 million to clubs in compensation
for releasing players to take part in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, world
soccer's ruling body said on Friday.
"A total of $209 million will be distributed among the
clubs releasing players to the participating teams in the 2018 FIFA World Cup
(in Russia)," FIFA said in a statement.
"The same amount has been agreed for the 22nd edition
to be staged in Qatar in 2022."
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