The ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will enter its penultimate stage this week when either a new champion or defending champion France retains the football title.
The tournament has witnessed several upsets so far after the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, Neymar’s Brazil, and the rise of new Kings in Morocco.
As the semifinals take center stage on Tuesday and Wednesday, many fans wonder about the amount of money the team that will win the top prize on Sunday 18th will get.
The game is all about glory and winning the ultimate prize and being crowned Champions of the World, but players are also playing to earn some nice bonuses that also help to fund their national teams and associations.
On Tuesday night, Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 in the semifinals to reach the World Cup final, while Morocco will face defending champions France in the semifinals on Wednesday night.
The Standard Sports can reveal to you that aside from the pride each nation generates for going on a run at the World Cup, each nation also earns World Cup prize money based on their performance.
FIFA will dish out $440 million (Sh54 billion) in prize money for the World Cup as cash is given out depending on which stage of the tournament they reached, plus each team received $1.5 million (Sh184 million) just for qualifying for the World Cup.
The 2022 winner will get more than what defending champions France received in 2018.
Officially, the winner of the 2022 World Cup will go home with Sh5.1 billion Kenya Shillings ($42 million).
Below is the breakdown of the full payments; Teams who went out in the group stage earned $9 million each Qatar, Ecuador, Wales, Iran, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Costa Rica, Serbia, Cameroon, Ghana, Uruguay Teams who reached the Round of 16 earned $13 million each USA, Senegal, Australia, Poland, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, South Korea Teams who reached the Quarterfinals earned $17 million each Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal, England Fourth place team will earn $25 million Third place team will earn $27 million Runner-up will earn $30 million Winer will earn $42 million.