FIFA to give members $200M from World Cup revenues
SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA plans to pay out $200 million in total bonuses to its national members and confederations from its World Cup revenue of an estimated $4.5 billion.
Each of the 209 member countries will get $250,000 this month and should get a further $500,000 early next year.
The six continental bodies will get $2.5 million this month and $4.5 million more next year.
Finance director Markus Kattner told FIFA’s congress Wednesday that the bonuses must be approved by independent audit panel chairman Domenico Scala, but that there is no reason to think the extra payments won’t be made.