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Barcelona to receive heavy compensation following Pedri’s knee injury in Euro Cup

Barcelona to receive heavy compensation following Pedri’s knee injury in Euro Cup

UEFA reportedly covers a daily maximum limit of €20,548, with a total compensation cap of €7.5 million. This rule has been in place since the 2022 FIFA World Cup

According to reports, Barcelona is set to receive compensation following Pedri’s injury during the Euro 2024 quarter-final against Germany. The young Spaniard suffered an injury early in the game, which forced him off the pitch, leaving him in tears and potentially facing an extended period on the sidelines.

Why will Barcelona receive this compensation for Pedri?

Under UEFA’s club protection program, Barcelona will start receiving financial compensation from the 29th day of Pedri’s absence. This program mandates a minimum threshold of 28 days before compensation kicks in. From the 29th day onwards, the club can claim compensation, which will vary depending on the player’s salary. UEFA reportedly covers a daily maximum limit of €20,548, with a total compensation cap of €7.5 million. This rule has been in place since the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Barcelona had previously received similar compensation after Gavi sustained a severe knee injury last year. However, Pedri’s absence cannot be fully compensated through financial means alone. As a crucial part of Barcelona’s system, his potential absence could significantly impact the team’s performance during the early stages of the Hansi Flick era. Barcelona is eligible to file for compensation starting August 2.

Toni Kroos apologizes to Pedri for his challenge in Euro 2024

In the wake of the incident, Toni Kroos has apologized for the challenge that injured Pedri in Germany’s Euro 2024 loss to Spain. Kroos avoided a booking for the tackle but was later shown a yellow card in the game. On Saturday, July 6, the German midfielder took to Instagram to express his remorse, stating, “Very important to me: Apologies to @pedri and wishing you a good recovery! It was obviously not my intention to injure you. Swift recovery and all the best. You are a great player.”

During the match, Germany initially trailed Spain due to a goal from Dani Olmo. However, they managed to equalize in the 89th minute with a goal from Florian Wirtz. Despite this, Mikel Merino’s 118th-minute strike in extra time secured Spain’s victory, eliminating Julian Nagelsmann’s team from the tournament. This was Nagelsmann’s first tournament in charge of Germany, who had previously been knocked out in the group stage of the last two World Cups and exited the previous Euros in the last 16.

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