FIFA is planning to pay compensation to Al Hilal, the Saudi Arabian team, for Neymar, who suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament during an international match.
Britain’s Daily Star reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Al Hilal could receive about 8 million euros (about 11.4 billion won) from FIFA due to Neymar’s injury.” According to FIFA regulations, if a player is injured during an international match, there is a type of compensation policy that allows the team to pay up to 6.5 million pounds (about 10.7 billion won) per year. Accordingly, FIFA will pay Al Hilal compensation for Neymar’s injury.
Neymar suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament and knee meniscus cartilage during the 2026 North and Central America World Cup South American qualifying match against Uruguay on the 18th. In that game, Neymar was driving the ball just before the end of the first half and collided with an opposing player. Afterwards, he put his foot on the ground, but stumbled and fell. As he was carried out on a stretcher, Neymar covered his eyes with both hands and felt that he had suffered a serious injury. In fact, he ended up having to undergo surgery.
The Brazilian Football Federation announced the news of Neymar’s injury on its official website on the 19th, saying, “This is an official update on Neymar’s injury.” Brazil said, “Neymar’s MRI revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. He will undergo surgery for the injury, and the national team is working with the medical team to ensure his recovery.” explained.
An anterior cruciate ligament rupture alone is an injury that requires rehabilitation for a long period of time, and with the addition of meniscus damage, there are even concerns that Neymar may be out for the season altogether. As a result, apart from the FIFA compensation, Al Hilal, the affiliated team, had no choice but to suffer huge losses.
Al Hilal recruited Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain last August. The transfer fee amounts to 90 million euros (about 129.2 billion won), and the total annual salary to be paid during the two-year contract period is a whopping 276 million pounds (about 455.4 billion won). The compensation of 8 million euros to be paid by FIFA is an insufficient amount compared to the transfer fee or annual salary.
먹튀검증It’s not just this. Al Hilal even guaranteed Neymar the unique option of paying 700 million won every time he posted a post promoting Saudi Arabia on social media, as well as a plane to travel around the world and a high-end luxury home with a butler.
Also, according to the British newspaper The Sun, Neymar is known to have made more demands from Al Hilal. The Sun said, “Neymar requested eight supercars for himself and his assistants, including four Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons, a Bentley, an Aston Martin and a Lamborghini. He also requested drivers for himself, his friends and family. “We requested that we be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he explained.
“He also asked us to keep the refrigerator stocked with Neymar’s favorite brand of acai juice and guarana drinks for friends and family. He also asked us to build three saunas and an assistant chef to assist the personal chef from Brazil. “I also asked for five full-time employees, including two cleaners, to be deployed,” Neymar said, adding that he had requested a lot from Al Hilal regarding the facilities in the house.
Here is not the end. Neymar requested that Al Hilal charge him the cost of using hotels and restaurants in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia and where Al Hilal is based. He also requested a private charter plane for himself and his family to travel, a large outdoor swimming pool, and at least 25 rooms for his friends to stay in.
Compared to these demands, Neymar’s performance is disappointing. Neymar missed his first four matches due to a muscle problem shortly after joining Al Hilal. He has been struggling this season, appearing in 5 games and scoring only 1 goal.
From Al Hilal’s perspective, they lost Neymar, who they paid a lot of money for, without being able to use him properly. He ended up being a complete failure. This injury came as a big shock to Al Hilal as they were making a drive to regain the top spot not only in their own league but also in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) through Neymar.