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Chelsea receive nearly 500k in World Cup compensation from FIFA

06 Jan 2011 16:06:13

Chelsea receive nearly 500k in World Cup compensation from FIFA

Barcelona topped a global league table of clubs receiving compensation from FIFA for letting their players go to the 2010 World Cup. Barcelona received £557,000 from a FIFA pool of £25.3million spread among 400 clubs in 55 countries, according to FIFA figures. Bayern Munich received £501,000 and Chelsea was third with £491,000. Star man: Chelsea's Didier Drogba in action for the Ivory Coast against Portugal at the World Cup finals 'We are pleased that we can share the success of the 2010 FIFA WorldCup with the clubs by providing them a share of the benefits of ourflagship event,' FIFA President Sepp Blatter said in a statement. FIFAearned broadcasting and commercial revenues of around £2.2billion inits four-year financial cycle leading up to the tournament in SouthAfrica. The governing body's profits are scheduled to be announced in March when its annual financial report is published. English clubs were best rewarded in the scheme, sharing a combined £3.8m. German clubs were next receiving £3.05m. World Cup winners Spain were fourth on the list as its clubs shared £2.4m. Greats: Barcelona stars Xavi Hernandez, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta all played in the World Cup Barcelona topped the table after sending 13 players to the World Cup, including seven with champions Spain. Bayern Munich's contingent included seven with semifinalist Germany, plus Netherlands pair Arjen Robben and Mark van Bommel who reached the final. Chelsea sent 13 players from six different countries, though none reached the quarter-final stage. Another English club, Liverpool, was fourth-best rewarded with £449,000 and Real Madrid were fifth.  Wolves 1 Chelsea 0: Ancelotti future in grave doubt after Bosingwa own goal inflicts yet more damage to title defenceWest Ham set to axe Grant as Premier League bosses fear for the futureCHELSEA FC


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