Arsenal and Liverpool expect their nine representatives to take part in the Brazil-England World Cup final on December 18.
Arsenal and Liverpool will be among the clubs supporting Brazil and England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, amid the prospect of a good financial boost over the next six weeks. Both Premier League giants could have a lead of more than £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 face each other in the final at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium a week before Christmas. And although club football returns with the Carabao Cup round of 16 just days after the clash, Liverpool are likely to join Arsenal in hopes that their representatives will show up.
Alisson, Fabinho, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are included in the Brazilian squad, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Bukayo Saka, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale are in the England ranks. All nine stars could raise £2.79m if Brazil v England is the 2022 World Cup final.
FIFA hands clubs £8,415 per day per player during their country’s participation in the tournament, regardless of whether they play or not. That means Arsenal and Liverpool would each be paid £310,000 for their players in the final – £1.55m for the Gunners and £1.24m for the Reds.
But even if Liverpool’s owners welcome the influx of Christmas money, Jurgen Klopp might wish otherwise, considering he is due to take his team to face Manchester City just days after the World Cup final. With Liverpool likely out of title contention, more emphasis was placed on the Carabao Cup’s importance to trophies in this period.
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.
Brazil are the absolute favorites to claim a record sixth World Cup crown this winter. But England got off to a dream start to the campaign, beating Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday.
Neither Alexander-Arnold nor Henderson have featured, but both hope to play a role at least in the group stage after being named in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad. England will take on the United States on Friday 25th November before taking on Wales on Tuesday 29th November.