FIFA agrees clubs compensation

FIFA, which has agreed the deal with the European Club Association following the decision to switch the finals to November and December, will also pay clubs the same amount for their players’ involvement in the 2018 tournament in Russia.

A total of ??47.5m was given to clubs with players involved in last year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the compensation distributed to team for the 2010 finals in South Africa ??27.13m.