CAIRO - 21 December 2022: Al-Ahly SC is expected to be awarded about $250,000 from the participation of his former player Badr Benoun with his country's national team in the World Cup tournament, after the Moroccan team achieved the fourth place in the competition.
FIFA regulations allow each club to receive $10,000 for every day a player stays in his country’s camp during his participation in the World Cup, starting from November 14 until the end of his career in the tournament.
These regulations are applied to the club that the player represented in the last two years, according to the period he spent, which means that Al-Ahly benefited from Badr Benoun's representation of Morocco in the World Cup Qatar 2022, despite his departure from the red team at the beginning of the current season to the Qatar Club.
According to these calculations, Al-Ahly will have the largest share of the FIFA reward as the Moroccan player spent more than a year (a season and a half) in the ranks of the Red Castle before leaving for Qatar SC.
According to the FIFA regulations, Benoun remained at least with the Morocco national team in the 2022 World Cup until December 17; the date of the third and fourth place match.
With the calculation of that period, he has stayed for 33 days in the 2022 World Cup, which means that the reward for his participation will be $330,000, and if the reward goes in full to the two clubs, Al-Ahly will get 75 percent of its value, given that the player’s longest period was in the last two years he spent in the ranks of the Red Castle.
Benoun had joined Al Ahly in November 2020 from Raja Casablanca, before departing last July towards Qatar SC for a fee of €1.70m.