FIFA’S INJURY COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR CLUBS WILL COVER TOKYO 2020 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS

FIFA’S INJURY COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR CLUBS WILL COVER TOKYO 2020 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS

BY DAVID OWEN

FIFA’s Club Protection Programme (CPP), an insurance scheme that compensates football clubs when players they employ are injured on international duty, will apply at the Tokyo 2020 men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments.

The information is provided in an annexe to a technical document recently circulated by the world governing body to national associations.

The tournaments are scheduled to take place across a total of seven stadia from Sapporo in the north to Yokohama, the most southerly venue, between July 22 and August 8 in 2020.

The men’s competition is under-23, but with a maximum of three overage players per team permitted; the women’s tournament has no age restriction.

Under the terms of the scheme, the temporary total disablement of a player accidentally hurt in an international match can trigger payments capped at €7.5 million (£6.4 million/$8.4 million) per claim

The amount insured is the player’s annual fixed salary, with a maximum daily amount of €20,548 (£17,608/$23,088) for a maximum period of 365 days.

Compensation is designed to cover relatively serious injuries resulting in temporary total disablement for at least 28 consecutive days.

It does not cover permanent total disablement or death, or the cost of medical treatment.

The maximum capacity of the new CPP is set at €80 million (£68.5 million/$90 million) per annum.

The reigning men’s Olympic champions are Brazil, for whom Neymar netted the winning penalty in one of the iconic moments of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The women’s tournament was won by Germany.Inside the Games

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