Football: $278m payout for European clubs in accord linked to 2018 and 2022 World Cups

ZURICH (AFP) - Fifa will pay European clubs US$200 million (S$278 million) in compensation for players who take part in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the governing body announced on Friday.

The accord with the European Club Association could end demands for compensation for changing the dates of the 2022 Qatar World Cup to November-December.

The figure is substantially higher than the US$70 million handed out to clubs around the world following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil