Celtic are already in line to make millions of pounds for competing in the first ever Sydney Super Cup while we take a break from domestic football for the World Cup towards the end of the year, but now the club can also look forward to a seven figure payment coming in from FIFA.
FIFA have to pay clubs $8,530 for every day that a player is away on World Cup duty, and as explained in the post below, this doesn’t just mean for the tournament dates, but from when they fly out to their World Cup training base.
As things stand Celtic have players that will almost certainly be going to the World Cup, barring injury, in the likes of Kyogo, Maeda, Juranovic and new signing Aaron Mooy.
There is also good potential for Cameron Carter-Vickers to be involved with the USA squad, and Matt O’Riley to be involved in the Denmark squad.
Strong Champions League performances could also open the door for Hatate to make the Japan squad and Jota to make the Portugal squad.
Players like Siegrist and new centre back Moritz Jenz are eligible to play for Switzerland and Germany respectively, as well as Joe Hart being eligible to be called up to the England squad and Bernabei to Argentina’s, but of course these are all very unlikely.
Some of the comments to the below post on Twitter seemed a bit small minded, with some people saying they didn’t care and others saying that they would rather our players didn’t go to the World Cup in case they got injured.
Celtic are very likely to bank over 7 figures here, in sterling, and if you don’t care that a nice some of money is getting put into the club like this, I find that quite strange.
Also, as a Celtic supporter, it should make you extremely proud that our players are going to represent our club on the biggest stage in World football.
When players are given the opportunity to play for their country in the World Cup because of how well they are doing for Celtic, it gives us a great chance of attracting top players to our club and also retaining our best players too.
Also, I have seen it mentioned by the quack Joe Black that we will have to pay our players during their time away, as if that makes any difference as we would be paying them anyway and this would be budgeted for. This money from FIFA is simply extra.
Take a look at the post below.