Everton set to be compensated by FIFA for number of players featuring at World Cup 2022
Everton will reportedly be guaranteed an income of £646k from FIFA for the participation of four of their players in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to the Mirror on 14 November, the Toffees will have four players going to Qatar which equates to the aforementioned figure for the group stages.
They will, however, be due for more money should their players secure qualification for the knockout stages.
It was a farce to conduct the World Cup in the middle of the season in the first place so the least FIFA can do is compensate clubs.
We wish they could guarantee that players will not be injured, but unfortunately is not the case and the rest of the season could hinge on these absentees.
Everton do not have too many players going and Conor Coady is likely to be one of the last centre-back options for Gareth Southgate.
We’ll be surprised if he even starts a game and will celebrate every minute he plays as he’s been terrific for the Toffees since joining in the summer.
Frank Lampard knows that his job is on the line so we will expect him to use this break to reassess the first half of the season and come back with new ideas.
The board do not appear in a position to part ways with him, but after the worrying performance against Bournemouth, questions certainly need to be asked of him.