FIFA World Cup Prizes

FIFA World Cup Prizes

The ultimate prize for a FIFA World Cup winner is to win the FIFA World Cup trophy at the end of the tournament, and for individuals, there are many prizes such as golden boots, golden balls, and golden gloves.
The trophy itself is worth millions, but the winning team cannot keep it, but instead receives a replica. It can lead to lucrative sponsorship endorsement deals and large contracts.

There is also prize money for the World Cup teams and players. The 2022 World Cup winning team will receive $42 million, plus a small cash prize for the other participating teams. The prize money will be awarded to the FIFA Association of each country. These organizations then decide how the prize money will be distributed and how much will be distributed to each player.
The first World Cup where FIFA officially announced how much prize money each team would receive was in 1982. At that time, a total of $20 million in prize money was offered, of which $2.2 million went to the winner. They get much more now, the winning team in 2022 will receive $42 million.

Hundreds of millions of dollars (USD) in prizes are awarded per World Championship tournament. There is also a preparation fee for each team ($1.5 million each since 2014).

FIFA World Cup Prizes
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Here is the List of FIFA World Cup Prizes

2022 Prize Money (USD)

  • $42 million – to the winning team
  • $30 million – runner up
  • $27 million – third-placed team
  • $25 million – fourth-placed team
  • $17 million – to each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • $13 million – to each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • $9 million – to each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)

2018 Prize Money (USD)

  • $38 million – to the winning team
  • $28 million – runner up
  • $24 million – third-placed team
  • $22 million – fourth-placed team
  • $16 million – to each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • $12 million – to each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • $8 million – to each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)

2014 Prize Money (USD)

  • $35 million – to the winning team
  • $25 million – runner up
  • $22 million – third-placed team
  • $20 million – fourth-placed team
  • $14 million – to each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • $9 million – to each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • $8 million – to each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)

2010 Prize Money (USD)

  • $30 million – to the winning team
  • $24 million – runner up
  • $20 million – third-placed team
  • $18 million – fourth-placed team
  • $14 million – to each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • $9 million – to each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • $8 million – to each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)

2006 Prize Money

  • CHF$24.5 million – to the winning team (US$21.5 million)
  • CHF$22.5 million – runner up
  • CHF$21.5 million – third-placed team
  • CHF$21.5 million – fourth-placed team
  • CHF$11.5 million – to each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
  • CHF$8.5 million – to each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
  • CHF$7 million – to each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)

Sources: Prize money figures for 2006, 2014, and 2018 have all been taken from official FIFA sources, others from online articles. There are various conflicting figures listed online for the 2022 World Cup.

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