FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money BreakDown: FIFA World Cup is the biggest tournament in football and that is the reason why millions of fans around the world are crazy about it. The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is underway between France and Croatia and we definitely say that the end is near. This is the time where you should know the details about FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money. Since this tournament is so huge and so popularly watched, the prize money is not something that would disappoint us at all. More details about FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money is given in the article below.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money
The statistics and previous analyzation regarding the prize money of every FIFA World Cup tournament say that it increases with every edition of the tournament. This is the reason why the FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money has increased to a total of $400 million.
The total money is not only for the winners and runners-up but also for every team who have participated in the tournament. Belgium has defeated England in a match for the third place recently and went home with a huge amount of money. The total winning money they got is $24 million. Earlier, the team gaining the third place used to get $20 million which has increased by $4 million.
France and Croatia are playing the finals and one of these teams will win the ultimate trophy. Along with the trophy, however, the amount which they are going to take with themselves is huge. It comes to $38 million. Again, this is an increase in winning amount from the FIFA World Cup 2014 edition. The runners-up, however, would not get much lesser than that. They will take home and the amount of $28 million which is not bad at all. In fact, reaching the finals of the FIFA World Cup is something very prestigious and when it is backed up with such amount of money, it becomes even pleasurable.
The team in the fourth place, which is England has already taken home $22 million which is just $2 million less than what Belgium took.
The teams who reached the quarterfinals (5th – 8th place) have got $16 million each and teams who reached the round of 16 (9th – 16th place) got $12 million each.
At the same time, the unfortunate teams who were knocked out in the group stage itself should not consider them very unfortunate, after all. This is because they have got $8 million each too.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money Breakdown
Below table shows the difference between expected prize money payouts in FIFA World Cup 2018 and what was paid in 2014 world cup in Brazil.
|STAGE||2018 WC PRIZE MONEY||2014 WC PRIZE MONEY|
|Preparation Fee for 32 qualified teams||$1.5 million each||$1 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|
|Quarterfinal (4 losing sides)||$16 million each||$14 million each|
|Fourth Place Team||$22 million||$18 million|
|Third Place Team||$24 million||$20 million|
|Runners-up||$28 million||$25 million|
|Winners||$38 million||$35 million|
|Player Insurance fee||$134 million||$100 million|
|player by player payments to parent clubs||$209 million||$170 million|
FIFA World Cup Prize Money History
Hosted in Russia, this tournament has been one of the most unpredictable and interesting ones. Be it the rise of the underdogs, Croatia or the bad luck of the defending champions, Germany, everything had at least one thing that the world talked about. Ever since the start of this tournament, many conjectures about the FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money has been running around the internet.
15th July is when the final match is, between France and Croatia. Everybody is excited about it while the whole world is watching. Well, many wonder about the FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money. How much will one of these teams take home as the most prestigious prize money in the game of football? That remained the question until now.