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FIFA reveal Egyptian clubs share of World Cup payout

FIFA reveal Egyptian clubs share of World Cup payout

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Cairo giants Al Ahly topped the list of African clubs receiving payments from World Cup revenues for allowing players to depart for international duty in Russia.

FIFA have paid a total of $209 million in fees to clubs whose players were involved in the , with 416 clubs from 63 different countries eligible for payments.

The money is being paid depending on the period the national teams stayed in the tournament, including the two-week spell before the start of the campaign.

Al Ahly received the most of the $2.71 million paid out to the Egyptian clubs, with Zamalek, Smouha, and Wadi Degla also making the list.


The Reds will be getting paid $1.74 million for having seven players making their country’s squads, six players were chosen by the Pharaohs, while Ali Maaloul made the cut for Tunisia.

Meanwhile, Zamalek will get $795,000 after three of their players featured in the World Cup, Tarek Hamd and Mahmoud Hamdy for Egypt, and Hamdi Nagguez for Tunisia.

They Cairo giants are followed by Smouha and Wadi Degla, who will receive $95,000 and $76,000 respectively.

Tunisian clubs are the second most in the continent and will receive $2.3 million between them, while Morocco will get $458,000.

FIFA have also announced that they will pay $209 million to clubs for releasing players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Pyramids#1

    December 5, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    And where is Pyramids FC in this list ?!?!?!?!?

    • Mo

      December 5, 2018 at 10:38 AM

      My friend there is no player from Pyramids who featured in the World Cup. Ali Gabr was at that time playing at Westbromwich on loan and still was a player of Zamalek

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