Report: How can Tottenham demand $1.5m from FIFA?

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Tottenham Hotspur should demand FIFA reimburse them for £930k as a recuperation on wages lost while an international player is injured.

According to a report in Denmark, Tottenham Hotspur are able to demand that FIFA reimburse them for the wages they will have to pay Christian Eriksen while the playmaking midfielder is injured.

The effective Dane has been ruled out of action for at least four weeks but could be up to four months as he suffered an ankle knock during his country's 2-1 win over fellow Scandinavian side Norway on Friday, November 15 but, because the injury occurred on international duty rather than for the club that pays his wages (Spurs), the Premier League side will seek compensation from the world's governing body for football.

The Bt.dk report states that: 'According to FIFA rules from 2012, international football through the so-called FIFA Club Protection Programme (FCPP) will pay compensation to the club if a player gets injured during [international soccer].'

Eriksen suffered the ankle complain during a challenge from Vegard Forren, a Norwegian centre back. A conservative estimate leaves him sidelined for 28 days.

The report added: 'Tottenham [are] entitled to compensation from FIFA. The London club [can] demand that the international football via FCPP pay Eriksen's full salary in the injury period.

'Eriksen's base salary in the Premier League club sounds of $18m. This will mean Tottenham will be entitled to a minimum of $1.5m (£960k) from Sepp Blatter and company.'

The Mirror, meanwhile, claim the compensation will be more in line with £300k and will be obtainable by the Danish FA.

image: © Кирилл Крыжановский

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