SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers have resolved a pay dispute with players which threatened to see them boycott the FIFA Club World Cup, but said terms were confidential.
The Asian champions left for Morocco earlier this week despite not having worked out with the club how much they were to be paid for their efforts.
In a statement, the Wanderers said they had come to an agreement with the playing group over the allocation of prize money ahead of their first match on Saturday.
“The terms of resolution will remain confidential and no further comment will be made in relation to this matter by either party,” the statement, issued late Thursday, said.
The dispute had revolved around how much players would receive in prize money, fees and bonuses from the Club World Cup being played in the north African nation.
The Professional Footballers’ Association had argued that players were due 50 percent of the guaranteed minimum payment of US$1,000,000 given they had won the Asian Champions League (ACL).