Double suit for Barça: The money they lose when they fall to PSG and the competition they will not be able to play

FC Barcelona once again experiences a new black night in Europe. Mbappé sentenced with two goals a team that broke down after Araújo's red card and Luis Enrique unnerved Xavi. But the overwhelming defeat (1-4) that Expelling him from the Champions League only means a wound to his pride but also a hard blow to his battered economic situation.

The prizes in the Champions League knockout phase are as follows:

– Go to the round of 16 (1/8) final: 9.6 million euros per club.

– Go to the quarterfinals (1/4) finals: 10.6 million euros per club.

Go to the semi-finals: 12.5 million euros per club.

– Go to the final: 15.5 million euros per club.

– Be champion: The team that lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy (or commonly still called the European Cup) will receive an additional 4.5 million euros.

That is to say, Barça's disaster causes them to lose twelve and a half million euros.

FC Barcelona finally closes this edition of the Champions League earning 47 million euros: 15.6 for participating in the group stage; 11.2 for the four victories (2.8 million for each of them); 9.6 for reaching the round of 16 and 10.6 for reaching the quarterfinals.

Out of the Club World Cup

but there is Another consequence that will not only make FC Barcelona lose a lot of ground but also represents a significant decrease in its sporting prestige: It will not compete in the Club World Cup.

Of the 32 teams participating in the competition, 12 places are assigned to UEFA: four for the champions of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, and another eight that will be entered by ranking. However, there is one caveat: no more than two teams from the same country can go unless three different teams win the Champions League. Under this determination, giants such as Liverpool, Milan, Manchester United, Ajax, Sevilla and Arsenal already know that they will not travel to the United States.

Chelsea (2021), Real Madrid (2022) and Manchester City (2023) already have their well-deserved place in Pot 1 of the Club Super World Cup. Then, by ranking, Bayern Munich (3rd), PSG (4th), Inter (6th), Borussia Dortmund (8th), Porto (9th), Benfica (13th) and Juventus (14th) got in. . However, there were two tickets left to distribute: one will go to the one with the best ranking and the other will correspond to the champion of this 2024 edition or to the 2nd best ranking if Real Madrid or City are champions.

Before yesterday's day, The colchoneros had 67 points, while Barcelona had 61. The ranking scoring system awards three points for a won match, one for a tied match and three for subsequent classification, regardless of whether it is achieved through a penalty shootout. So if the culés had passed they would still have a chance to qualify. But it was not like that and Atleti, despite the defeat, obtains a place for the Club Super World Cup.

The new format of the Club World Cup, with 32 teams and which will be held in the summer of 2025 in the United States, was a vital economic incentive for the Catalans. The winner of the tournament will take home around 100 million euros (six times more than what the last champion, Guardiola's Manchester City, took in the current format) and each team, for participating, will receive around 50 million. that Barça will no longer be able to enter their coffers.

Teams already classified for the 2025 Club World Cup


England: Manchester City and Chelsea

Spain: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

Italy: Inter and Juventus

Germany: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dormund

France: PSG

Portugal: Porto and Benfica


Brazil: Palmeiras, Flamengo and Fluminense


Mexico: Monterrey and Club León

United States: Seattle Sounders

AFC (Asia)

Saudi Arabia: Al Hilal

Japan: Urawa Reds

CAF (Africa)

Egypt: Al Ahly

Morocco: Wydad

OFC (Oceania)

Australia: Auckland City