Football.London have revealed that Tottenham and the other clubs across Europe could be set to benefit after FIFA announced a major increase to their Club Benefit Programme.

FIFA’s Club Benefit Programme compensates clubs for releasing their players for tournaments such as the World Cup.

World Cup

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Tottenham had one of the highest representatives of any club at the World Cup in Qatar, even having two representatives in the final in the form of Hugo Lloris and Cristian Romero, with The Daily Mail reporting that the North London club earned £2.32m from the competition.

Football.London have now revealed that FIFA have announced a substantial 75 per cent increase to the programme ahead of the next World Cup.

The competition will be held in North America in 2026 (between the United States, Canada and Mexico), with the tournament expanding from 30 teams to 48 while the number of matches is set to go up from 64 to 104.

The report adds that clubs whose players make it to the latter stages of the competition could thus be set for higher compensation during the next tournament.

Spurs Web Opinion

The amounts being discussed are certainly not significant for Premier League clubs.

In fact, Spurs and the other top clubs around Europe will not be happy with the competition being expanded as that means that some of their players will be more fatigued, which increases the chances of injury.

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