‘It’s a huge number’: Fifa believes club football has lost £11.1bn to Covid

  • Figure equates to one-third of revenue across the world
  • European clubs have lost most but Latin America badly affected

Club football across the world lost $14.4bn (£11.1bn) during the coronavirus crisis, analysis conducted by Fifa suggests, equating to a third of its revenue.

The governing body of the global game has revealed that 150 of its 211 member associations have applied for emergency Covid grants, with one executive describing the situation as “impossible” for Fifa to mitigate alone.

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