Revealed! How much FIFA would pay Real Madrid and Barcelona for injuries

FIFA could end up paying compensation of up to 5 million euros for La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona due to the injury cases during the international breaks.

Both La Liga 2023/24 current top clubs have suffered severe injuries for the crucial players, with Gavi being the latest case.

Gavi’s injury is confirmed as the worst case for Barca.

Cremonese’s Luka Luchoshovili fouled midfielder Pablo Gavi in the 19th minute of Group A’s final match, which was no longer critical as Spain had already qualified for Euro 2024.

The Barca midfielder spent several minutes on the field holding his knee and eventually had to be stretchered off after going down unchallenged, clutching the same knee seven minutes later.

Gavi cried after being forced off for injury
Gavi cried after being forced off for injury

Gavi was visibly emotional and, reduced to tears, suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, leading to a minimum six-month spell on the sidelines.

Barcelona confirmed that the 19-year-old had a “complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament” in his right knee and a meniscus injury.

He is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days before embarking on a long recovery journey expected to take at least six months. His 2023/24 season is over, and his participation in Euro 2024 with Spain is seriously jeopardized.

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It should also be recalled that Real Madrid recently lost the duo of Vinicius Jr and midfielder Eduardo Camavinga to long-term injuries during the international window.

Camavinga injured in training
Camavinga injured in training

What FIFA could pay Barcelona and Real Madrid

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, FIFA will have to pay clubs who lose players for more than 28 days because of their involvement with their countries.

Since Gavi will be out for at least six months, FIFA will compensate the La Liga defending champions at least €3 million.

The world football governing body will start paying Barcelona on December 16th. The club will receive €20,548 per day with a maximum of 365 days. The maximum compensation FIFA can pay to clubs is € 7.5 million per player due to the Football Player Protection program, which allocates some €80 million annually.

Barcelona's Gavi is injured
Barcelona’s Gavi is injured

For Camavinga, an eight-week absence would see Madrid recover €575,344. However, ten weeks on the sidelines would see that figure rise to €863,016 – the same amount Vinicius’ injury is expected to generate.

Madrid stand to make around €1.5m (£1.3m) from these two injuries, but they will put that money towards the wages due to Camavinga and Vinicius while out of action.

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