Inter Will Claim $1.8M From FIFA In Reimbursements For Nerazzurri Players At The World Cup, Italian Media Report
Inter are set to receive just under $1.8 million from FIFA after releasing players to represent their countries at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over the past month.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Calcio e Finanza, the Nerazzurri have the right to claim compensation for any player that has been included in squads at the tournament, and the amount owed is set on a sliding scale depending on the progress of each team, as well as game time for each player.
This applies to any player registered by Inter since July 2020, and so Inter are able to claim payment for Croatia’s Ivan Perisic, Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, and Uruguayan Matias Vecino, who have all since left the club, and it is dependent on how recently they were on Inter’s books.
Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez is set to bring in the most money for Inter, with the Albiceleste contesting the final against France and the Nerazzurri set for a $370,000 windfall.
Marcelo Brozovic’s inclusion in Croatia’s run to the semi-finals, and subsequent third place finish, will secure $320,000 for Inter, whilst a quarter-final spot for the Netherlands and Stefan De Vrij will bring the Nerazzurri $280,000.
In addition to the $214,000 from former player Perisic, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and Vecino will each secure $120,000 after group stage exits, whilst Hakimi will earn Inter $107,000.
Netherlands wingback Denzel Dumfries will earn Inter $94,000, they will receive $90,000 for Eriksen, and $50,000 for Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Although he was ruled out of the World Cup through injury on the eve of the tournament, Inter can also claim a further $27,000 for Argentina forward Joaquin Correa, taking the total amount to $1,792,000.