Revealed! How much Newcastle United will receive in World Cup windfall

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been Newcastle United's sole representative at the World Cup.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has been Newcastle United's sole representative at the World Cup.

Newcastle United could be set for a six-figure financial boost following the World Cup.

Despite only having one current player at the tournament, the Magpies are set to receive a fee under FIFA's World Cup Club Benefits Programme which sees clubs financially rewarded for their players' involvement in the tournament.

Florian Thauvin could help the Magpies financially

Florian Thauvin could help the Magpies financially

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Payments are made for ex-players as well as current ones in a policy that could have some benefit for Newcastle.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is the only current Newcastle player earning the club money during the tournament, although the club are also owed a percentage of the fee linked to Florian Thauvin's involvement.

Clubs are paid a set fee of $8350 per player, per day during their involvement in the World Cup, which works out at just shy of £6500.

Payments begin 14 days before the opening ceremony and end on the day immediately following a team's elimination from the tournament.

And these fees have already earned Newcastle over £285,000- with that amount only set to rise.

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For players currently registered with a club - and who have been since 2016 - a full payment is made to their current employer.

That means that Newcastle will pocket a six-figure sum thanks to Mitrovic's participation which, although not a huge amount, is a small boost.

The Serbian striker has earned the club over £185,000 - despite his side exiting the tournament in the group stages.

For former players, the process is slightly more complicated with Newcastle only entitled to a percentage of their money dependent on when they departed the club.

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But the Tynesiders will still pocket a third of the fees owing to Thauvin as his French side continue to progress through the tournament.

Payments are made regardless of whether a player is selected for a game, which is good news given that the Marseille midfielder has scarcely featured thus far.

But despite his lack of minutes, Newcastle have already made over £80,000 from the midfielder's involvement - and that figure will only rise.

France's progression means that they are guaranteed to take part in the final weekend of the tournament, whether that be in the third place play-off or the final itself, meaning Newcastle will pocket over £100,000 for Thauvin's involvement.

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The full fees to be received by the club are listed below:

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) - £188,268

Florian Thauvin (France) - £101,708 if France are beaten in the semi-final, or £103,872 if France reach the final

Such finances will no doubt be a boost- albeit a minor one - to the club's finances, although there is no indication as to when the club will receive the fees.