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Chelsea are England's highest earners at the 2014 World Cup

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While international football is usually nothing but a burden on clubs around the world, the 2014 World Cup did make a small amount of money for Chelsea to show on next season's accounts. While no club makes a great deal of money off of the massively profitable event, clubs are awarded a small amount of cash for their players' participation. In Chelsea's case, that amounted to $1,253,233, or £828,860.

While that seems like very little compared to the typical wages and transfer fees the club pays, it's still a larger amount than any other club in England received. Manchester United, Arsenal, and Manchester City unsurprisingly rounded out the top four, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur lagging some distance behind.

Money aside, I'm just glad that Chelsea's players managed to escape the tournament unscathed, so that those meager funds weren't needed to acquire replacements. Thankfully, Luis Suarez bit somebody else's player this time.

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