Qatar 2022: World Cup Winner Gets $42 Million
In the last edition of the World Cup, Russia 2018, a total of $400million was shared amongst the participants in form of prize money while in the 2014 edition of the FIFA World Cup, a total of $358 million was shared in form of prize money.
The prestige of winning the biggest sporting tournament in the world is made all the sweeter with a lucrative reward. The winner of the Russia 2018 edition, France went home with a whopping $38 million while the runner-up was rewarded with $28 million. In comparison with the Brazil 2014 edition, the winner, Germany earned $35 million.
In this year’s edition, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the prize money to be shared amongst the participants has seen a little increment from the $400million in the last edition to $440million.
The total investment budget for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 amounts to over $1.69 billion. The budget share for prize money out of the total investment budget is 26% which results to approximately $440million, according to Statista.
All the countries that qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will get $1.5million each towards the preparations for the tournament.
The lucky winner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will receive $42 million in form of prize money while the runner up will be awarded $30 million.
The breakdown of FIFA rewards for teams in 2022 World Cup is as follows
Group Stage: $9 million per team ($144 million in total for 16 teams)
Last 16: $13 million per team ($104 million in total for 8 teams)
Quarter-finals: $17 million per team ($68 million in total for 4 teams)
Fourth place: $25 million
Third place: $27 million
Runner up: $30 million
Champion: $42 million
In total, the prize money is $440million.