More than four hundred players, the bulk of them based in
Europe, have applied for financial assistance under a scheme set up by world
governing body FIFA.
There have been 441 applications so far to the FIFA Fund for
Football Players (FFP), claiming unpaid wages from clubs.
89% of those who applied were with clubs in Europe, with the
remaining 11% in other parts of the world.
Players can apply until the end of June via world players’
FIFA has set aside $16 million (around £12.8 million) up to
This includes $3 million for 2020, plus a pot of $5 million to
reimburse players left out of pocket in the period between July 2015 and the
end of June.
– TEAMtalk media