World Cup Cash For Newcastle Depends On Club Agreeing Certain Conditions
With clubs having increasingly more power, FIFA have felt compelled to raise the pot of cash paid out to clubs providing players for the World Cup in Brazil.
The World Cup in South Africa saw clubs share $40m thanks to their players’ participation, the figure increasing to $70m next year in Brazil.
However, to get a share of the money, FIFA have attached a list of conditions that clubs have to sign up to when completing the application form which include;
Recognise Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as the sole body to decide on disputes between clubs and FIFIA.
European clubs must commit to not being a member of any association or grouping of clubs from more than one country with the exception of the accredited European Club Association.
Not to be part of legal proceedings against FIFA with regard to the status and transfer of players and statutes.
Use payment ‘at least partly’ for youth & development programmes.
Respect the international match calendar.
The financial return for Newcastle will largely rest on whether France qualify for Brazil, though United should be guaranteed at least one player at next year’s world cup with Cisse & Tiote facing off against each other in a two legged play-off.
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