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11.12.2009 Football News

Benefits of 2010 World Cup to clubs

By Ghana FA
Benefits of 2010 World Cup to clubs
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The Ghana Football Association explains into detail the financial benefits that would be due clubs for the use of their players by Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

Some figures have been speculated but the FA deems it necessary as a matter of policy to give a breakdown of the funds involved and how it will be disbursed.

Read below an FA statement on the breakdown.
MEDIA RELEASE
RE: PARTICIPATION OF CLUBS IN THE BENEFITS OF THE
2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
The Ghana Football Association met with Clubs in May this year on the above subject and 16 Premier and 46 Division One Clubs duly filled applications forms which we sent to FIFA before 5th June 2009.

The enclosed document explains in full the distribution mechanism.

KOFI NSIAH
(GENERAL SECRETARY)
SCHEDULE FOR PAYMENTS TO CLUB IN RELATION TO THE 2010

FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
A. General principles
The payment will be on the following basis:
For the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, the total gross amount available for payment to clubs ('Distribution Amount') will be USD 40 million, provided that the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has been staged successfully.

A club's share of this Distribution Amount is calculated by reference to the number of players from a club who are selected for the representative team squad for the final competition of the World Cup 2010 South Africa and starting two weeks before the opening match of the competition until the day after his representative team is eliminated.

A pro rata share is then passed on to the club(s) with which any relevant player selected for the representative team squad for the final competition of a FIFA World Cup was registered in the two years prior to one day after the elimination of the representative team squad from the final competition.

Payments are distributed via the member associations.

B. Payment and Allocation calculation
Payment for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa shall be calculated as follows:

The total number of players selected for all the representative teams participating in the final competition of the FIFA world Cup South Africa is 736 (i.e.[representative teams x 23 players each]). On accumulative basis, the players will participate in the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for a total of approximately 24,100 days (i.e. starting two weeks before the opening match until the day following the last match of the relevant representative team).

The Distribution Amount (USD 40 million gross) is divided by the total number of days (24,100) which results in a rounded amount “per player per day” of USD 1600 (subject to any taxes and deductions).

This rounded amount of USD 1600 is multiplied by the number of days each player is at the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, starting two weeks before the opening match until the day following the last match of his representative team (“Total per Player”). It is not relevant whether the player actually plays or not in any match.

The Total per Player is distributed on a pro rata basis to the clubs with which the player was registered during the two years before the day following the last match of his representative team at the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

In the event of doubt or ambiguity regarding the above calculation, delays in filling and any unusual, specific or special cases, FIFA shall decide on the payment and allocation on a case-by-case basis and its decision shall be final.

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An example:
Player X is selected to play for representative team A in the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Player X is registered with club Y at the time of the final competition of the 2010 World Cup South Africa

Player X was transferred from club Z to Y during the summer of 2009.

Representative team A is eliminated in the semi-final competition of the FIFA World Cup South Africa and therefore the Total per Player X would be USD 65600 (41 days x USD 1600).

The amount of USD 65600 is shared on a pro rata basis between clubs Y and Z, based on the time player X was registered with the two Clubs Y and Z during the last two years, counting back as from one day after the elimination of representative team A in the final competition of the FIFA World Cup South Africa.

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