FIFA Men’s World Cup Prize Money Explained: How the $440m Pot Will Be Divided

The FIFA world cup is the ultimate prize for which 32 teams are fighting for. It’s a dream of every football player to clinch a World Cup medal at least once in his/her career. Besides glory and pride that comes along with the Cup, there’s a lucrative amount of money too that is awarded to each team. Lets take a look on how the pot is divided amongst the participating teams.

The squad that will be proclaimed world champions on December 18 at Lusail Stadium will not only go into the record books and gain lifetime superstar status at home, but they will also get $50 million (£45 million).

However, FIFA projects total revenue of $4.6 billion (£4 billion) for the year, of which $2.6 billion (£2.3 billion) will come from television partnerships and an additional $1.35 billion (£1.17 billion) from sponsorship and commercial agreements. According to FIFA, the World Cup has seven official partners, including big names like Visa, Coca-Cola, and Adidas.

FIFA has committed to paying the 32 national teams and hundreds of clubs roughly $700 million (£632.3 million), $440 million of which will go toward tournament prize money for the players.

All nations will earn $10 million from FIFA for taking part in the group stage, in addition to a $2 million upfront fee for pre-tournament camps and other preparations, while the eventual victors will receive a nice sum for their efforts.

A breakdown of the official prize money award to teams at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

 Final  Position

Prize Money
1st $42 million
2nd $30 million
3rd $27 million
4th $25 million
5th – 8th (lost in quarterfinals) $17 million each
9th – 16th (lost in round of 16) $13 million each

Sachin Kankaria

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