Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal players, who reached the final of the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup, received more than 500 million won in bonuses from the Saudi prince and government alone.
Reuters reported on the 9th that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia will give 1 million riyal (approximately 345 million won) to each Al-Hilal player as a bonus. Separately, the Saudi government also decided to give each player a bonus of 500,000 riyal (approximately 172 million won).
Al-Hilal, which includes defender Jang Hyun-soo from the Korean national team, defeated South American champion Flamengo (Brazil) 3-2 in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup held in Morocco on the 8th to advance to the final.
The Club World Cup is a competition between the club champions of six continents and the winners of the first division of the host country먹튀검증. Al-Hilal competed as the winning team of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in the 2021 season. It is the third Asian club to reach the finals of this tournament, following Kashima Antlers (Japan) in 2016 and Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) in 2018.
The Saudi football world sees Al-Hilal’s progress to the final as an achievement comparable to the Saudi national team’s victory over Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Abdulaziz Binturki, Minister of Sports of Saudi Arabia, gave meaning to the event, saying, “Advancing to the finals visibly confirmed that Saudi sports have made great progress.” Prince Alwaleed promised to give Al-Hilal a similar bonus if he won.
Al-Hilal’s final opponent is Real Madrid of Spain’s La Liga, one of the world’s most prestigious clubs. Real Madrid beat Al-Ahli (Egypt), the head of the African Football Federation (CAF), 4-1 in the semi-final match.
The final between Al-Hilal and Real Madrid will be held on the 12th at 4:00 am at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.