Barcelona is set to receive a windfall of cash from FIFA for their injured player during the international break, according to report.
Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde suffered severe injuries and would be out for at least three weeks while the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Ousmane Dembele and Pedri also suffered minor injuries.
Araujo’s case is more severe the Uruguayan defender would spend some time on the treatment table, it was reported that the defender would be out for a minimum of a month and Mundo Deportivo claimed FIFA will have to compensate Barcelona for the defender’s injury.
According to the international organisation’s Club Protection Program, FIFA will compensate a club if its player is out of action for more than 28 days through an injury suffered when on duty with the international team. Prima facie, it appears that the South Americal centre-back will be out for longer than the stipulated duration.
The Barcelona defender suffered a thigh injury in the friendly clash between Uruguay and Iran on Friday, he is expected to sit out for the El Clasico, the UCL ties against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan and potentially a part of the FIFA World Cup too through his injury.
The amount to be paid by FIFA would depend on the Salary Araujo earns at Barcelona and the compensation stops the day the defender resumes full training with the rest of the Barcelona squad, the payment will be made directly by FIFA to the club.
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez would need to look at other choices for the centre-back position, with Erica Garcia and Andreas Christensen to take charge over aged Gerard Pique who is yearning for game time this season.