Arsenal and Liverpool will be among the clubs supporting Brazil and England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar amid the prospect of healthy financial momentum over the next six weeks. Both Premier League giants could be in excess of £1m by the end of the tournament if the two nations reach the final on December 18.
Brazil and England are among the favorites to lift the illustrious trophy in Qatar and could meet in the final at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium a week before Christmas. And despite club football returning with the Carabao Cup round of 16 just days after the showdown, Liverpool are likely to join Arsenal in hopes of their representatives showing up.
Alisson, Fabinho, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are included in the Brazil squad, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Bukayo Saka, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale are in the England ranks. The nine stars could raise a cumulative £2.79m if Brazil vs England is the 2022 World Cup final.
FIFA awards clubs £8,415 per day per player during their nation’s run in the tournament, regardless of whether they play or not. It means that Arsenal and Liverpool would receive £310,000 for each of their players in the final: £1.55m for the Gunners and £1.24m for the Reds.
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But even if Liverpool’s owners welcome the Christmas cash inflow, Jurgen Klopp may wish otherwise, considering he must side with them to face Manchester City just days after the World Cup final. With Liverpool likely out of the title race, more emphasis has been placed on the importance of the Carabao Cup for silverware titles this term.
Arsenal won’t have to worry about the same after being knocked out of the third round, losing 3-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.
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Brazil is the absolute favorite to win a sixth World Cup crown this winter. But England had a dream start to their campaign, clinching victory against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday.
Neither Alexander-Arnold nor Henderson appeared, but both will hope to play some role in at least the group stage after being named in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad. England will face the United States on Friday 25 November, before their clash with Wales on Tuesday 29 November.
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