CELTIC are set for an even bigger World Cup payout now that two of their stars have reached the knockout round of the competition.
The FIFA payout for club share is complex but some clever people (not us) have done the math and worked it out for us.
Dedryk Boyata and Mikael Lustig have played all three games for their country and have progressed to the last 16 of the competition.
Clubs get a £6500 per player for every day they are at the World Cup starting from 14 days before the competition until they are eliminated.
This means Tom Rogic and Cristian Gamboa stopped earning Celtic money after the 14 day group stage. Earning Celtic 28 days worth of fees, topping out at £182,000 per player.
Had all four dropped out at this stage Celtic would have made £728,000 worth of fees.
But now Lustig and Boyata will continue and will still be getting paid until they are eliminated and are still earning the club £6500.
This will give Celtic a minimum extra of £65,000 with more if the players continue to progress.
Celtic’s haul could just be around or over the £800k mark for the competition which we believe would be the largest fee earned by the club for World Cup duty.