World Cup winner to receive $42 million in prize money
The World Cup winners will earn $42 million for their soccer federation.
People pose for pictures next to a replica of the World Cup Trophy, right, with the Stadium 974 in the background before the Qatar Fashion United event in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.
When France won the World Cup in 2018, the country’s soccer federation received $38 million from FIFA’s $400 million prize fund.
Not all of the money goes to the players, but they are expected to get a good chunk. According to French sports daily L’Equipe, French players like Kylian Mbappé will receive 554,000 euros ($586,000) in bonuses for their football association after they win the final.
Each country’s soccer federation will receive at least $9 million in prize money for participating in this year’s World Cup, plus another $1.5 million in tournament preparation costs.
The third-place Croatian team received a prize of 27 million US dollars. Morocco is fourth and will be paid $25 million.
Fifa’s total revenue over the past four years was $7.5 billion, the bulk of which came from broadcast and sponsorship deals, as well as ticket and hospitality sales.
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