Barcelona has compensated seven figures for Lionel Messi’s World Cup victory.


Barcelona has compensated seven figures for Lionel Messi’s World Cup victory. 23 current and former players, including Lionel Messi, participated in the World Cup in Qatar, and Barcelona is expected to receive €3.88 million (£3.35 million) as a result.

The 35-year-old captain of Argentina joined Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021 after leaving Barcelona. FIFA must pay clubs $10,000 (£8.13k) per day for the release of each player competing at the tournament in Qatar, per an agreement with the European Club Association (ECA).

Yet this figure will be divided between every club each player has represented between August 2020 and the present. As a result, Messi owes Barcelona a portion of the earnings from his World Cup participation, which will come to an end with the final on Sunday.

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Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 on Tuesday at the Lusail Stadium to advance to their second World Cup final in eight years. Messi was the star player. After defeating Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday at the Al Bayt Stadium, Lionel Scaloni’s team will take on the reigning champions, France.

Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo calculated that Barcelona is owed about £2,800 of Messi’s daily salary. Additionally, they will receive the total sum if France’s current stars, Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele, win the championship.

The Netherlands’ team for the tournament included Luuk de Jong, who spent the previous season on loan at Barcelona, and Denmark called up Martin Braithwaite following the Camp Nou in September. Sergino Dest and Abde Ezzalzouli, on loan at AC Milan and Osasuna, are the final two players to generate income for Barcelona.

As he prepares to compete in his second World Cup final, Messi won’t be overly concerned about Barcelona’s financial situation. The talisman of Argentina, who lost to Germany in the 2014 championship game, has acknowledged that Sunday’s match will be his final for the nation in the illustrious competition.