How Much Prize Money Do World Cup Champions Win?

Whereas the top prize money for the champions from 1982 in Spain was only $2.2 million, it increased steadily. Let’s check out how much prize money do world cup champions win.

How Much Prize Money Do World Cup Champions Win

Argentina has secured the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and will receive a grand prize of $42 million, setting a new record for the most money ever handed to a side by FIFA.

With a close head-to-head loss that necessitated penalties, France finished in second place and earned $30 million.

The prize money for the competition has increased dramatically over the previous forty years, as Statista’s Anna Fleck illustrates in the graphic below.

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Whereas the top prize money for the champions from 1982 in Spain was only $2.2 million, it increased steadily to $8 million in Japan/South Korea in 2002 before more than doubling to $20 million for the event held in Germany in 2006. Since then, pay packages have increased, with 2022 paying around $4 million more than the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

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However, the tournament does not just award money to the top two teams.

As per Sporting News data, FIFA awarded $440 million in prize money for this year’s World Cup. Third place received $27 million, fourth place received $25 million, quarterfinals received $17 million, round of 16 received $13 million, and group stage participation received $9 million.

The popularity of sports betting has been on the rise in recent years, with more and more people getting interested in the industry. There are a number of reasons for this increase in interest, including the fact that it is now easier than ever to place bets online, e.g., on the Super Bowl, following the hottest Super Bowl odds online.

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