Football’s world class and flagship event World Cup, takes place in every 4-year span time period. Sports’ biggest governing council FIFA organizes world cup to enhance the popularity of the game and also makes some decent bucks. Not only FIFA, but also participating national teams and football teams earn money from FIFA world cup. For 2018 world cup championship, FIFA has increased the prize money by 12% from 2014 edition.
2014 world cup prize money breakdown
Football world’s biggest governing council earned $2.1 billion profit during 2014 world cup in Brazil. In that 20th edition, FIFA’s total money collection was $4.8 billion but company spent $2.7 billion in the promotion and marketing for championship. The total prize money pool for this event was $358 million which was distributed to 32 participated nations.
2014 FIFA World Cup Champion Germany pocketed $35 million while runner-up Argentina earned $25 million. Third and fourth place teams made $20 and $18 million respectively in the last world championship. Quarterfinal losing sides earned $14 million, round of 16 losing teams bagged $9 million. Group stage eliminated 16 sides made $8 Million.
2018 wold cup prize money breakdown
Federation International de Football Association hikes 2018 FIFA World Cup prize money by 12% from last world cup in Brazil. The winner of 2018 world cup will bag $38 million as the prize money with world cup trophy meanwhile runner-up to get $28 million as prize money award. The total prize money pool for 21st world cup edition is $400 million.
Third and fourth place teams will receive 24$ million and 22 million USD respectively. This amount is increased to 2$ million from the Brazil world cup prize money distribution. FIFA also increased amount to 2$ million for the quarter-final losing sides.
Let’s have a look at the complete break down of prize money for 2018 world cup in Russia.
FIFA World Cup Prize Money Break Down
|FIFA World Cup Stage||2018 World Cup Prize||2014 World Cup Prize|
|Preparation Fee for 32 Teams||$2.5 Million Each||$1.5 Million Each|
|Group Stage (16 Eliminated Teams)||$8 Million Each||$8 Million Each|
|Round of 16 (8 Eliminated Teams)||$12 Million Each||$9 Million Each|
|Quarter-Finals (4 Losing Sides)||$16 Million Each||$14 Million Each|
|4th Place Team||$22 Million||$20 Million|
|3rd Place Team||$24 Million||$22 Million|
|Runners-Up||$28 Million||$25 Million|
|Winner||$38 Million||$35 Million|
|Player Insurance Fees||TBA||$100 Million|
|Player by Player Payments to Parent Clubs||TBA||$70 Million|
Russia set to host world cup’s 21st edition from 14 June to 15 July.