West Ham will get a share of a £187m FIFA payout for stars like Declan Rice and Lucas Paqueta playing at World Cup.

It says a lot about West Ham’s progress under Moyes in the last two-and-a-half years that they now have a squad filled with international stars.

And a number of them will be heading out to Qatar for the first ever winter World Cup next month.

The likes of Lucas Paqueta, Thilo Kehrer, Nayef Aguerd – if he can get fit in time – and Alphonse Areola will surely all be heading out to Qatar with the Brazil, Germany, Morocco and France national teams respectively.

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West Ham captain Declan Rice will be one of the first names on Gareth Southgate’s England squad list while Jarrod Bowen has a chance too having been named in the last squad.

Pablo Fornals will be hoping he can earn a place in Luis Enrique’s Spain squad but is also an outside shot having been in and out of the setup under the former Barcelona manager.

Clubs will be watching events unfold in Qatar with everything crossed that their star players don’t pick up injuries with over half of the league campaign remaining.

West Ham will be one of them having spent over £170m on eight players in the summer.

But world football’s governing body will try to appease clubs by offering a similar amount to West Ham’s summer outlay in reparation.

West Ham are set to get a share of a £187m FIFA payout for stars like Rice and Paqueta playing at World Cup.

FIFA has opened the financial compensation process for clubs, like West Ham, whose players will be participating at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar reports Inside World Football.

The Club Benefits Programme will see $209 million (£187m) distributed to clubs worldwide. In 2018, following the Russia World Cup, 416 clubs from 63 member associations benefitted from the programme.

Compensation for clubs sees around £9,000 paid for each one of the days the relevant player remains with his national team during the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the official preparation period.

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If some of West Ham’s World Cup stars go deep into the tournament then the club could be in line to receive between £1-2m.

The compensation will be paid to all clubs for which the footballer has played in the two years prior to the FIFA World Cup 2022.

West Ham will be aware they can apply digitally for the compensation via the FIFA Professional Football Landscape platform.

While not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things in modern football, every little helps.


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