The FIFA World Cup Club Benefits Programme was designed to recognize the contribution which football clubs make to the success of staging the FIFA World Cup™.
Under the Programme, a share of the benefits from the successful hosting of a FIFA World Cup is distributed via the Member Associations to the clubs of the players who participate in the FIFA World Cup.
The Programme was established for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa after an agreement signed between FIFA and the European Club Association (“ECA”) who act on behalf of all clubs globally in relation to the programme.
The share of the benefits of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ set aside for the Programme was USD 70 million, which increased from USD 40 million for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This amount has risen once again for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, to USD 209 million, and is managed by the FIFA Professional Football Department.